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Pat Mayse Reservoir - 2004 Survey Report

Prepared by Kevin W. Storey and Aaron Jubar
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-B, Tyler, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 30-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

The fish community in Pat Mayse Reservoir was surveyed from June 2004 to May 2005 using electrofishing, trap netting, gill netting, a littoral zone habitat and an aquatic vegetation survey. This report summarizes survey results and contains a management plan for the reservoir.

Reservoir Description

Pat Mayse Reservoir is located in Lamar County, Texas on Sanders Creek, a tributary of the Red River. It was constructed by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1967 for flood control, municipal and industrial water supply, and recreational use. The major habitat components observed were native emergent vegetation, native submerged macrophytes, and dead trees. Total coverage of hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) measured during a vegetation survey in summer 2004 (6.1 acres) was lower than in the last vegetation survey in summer 2000 (30.2 acres).

Fish Community

Management Strategies

The Pat Mayse Reservoir largemouth bass population should continue to be managed under the current 14-inch minimum length limit. The genetics of the largemouth bass population will continue to be monitored to assess the impact of the stockings of FLMB that took place in 2003 and 2004. All other sport fish should be managed at the current statewide length limits and bag limits. The distribution and coverage of hydrilla will continue to be monitored through vegetation surveys.

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