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Pat Mayse Reservoir 2012 Survey Report media download(PDF 295 KB)

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Pat Mayse Reservoir - 2012 Survey Report

Prepared by Dan Bennett and Kevin Storey
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-B, Tyler, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 23-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Pat Mayse Reservoir were surveyed in 2012 using electrofishing and in 2013 using gill netting. Historical data are presented with the 2012-2013 data for comparison. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Pat Mayse Reservoir is a 5,940-acre impoundment 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, and as a municipal and industrial water supply. The major habitat components observed were native submerged, floating, and emergent aquatic vegetation, and standing timber. Total vegetation coverage was 4% of reservoir surface area. Hydrilla has been reported in the reservoir since 2000, although coverage has remained below 1% of reservoir area. Hydrilla was not observed in the summer 2012 vegetation survey.

Management History

Largemouth bass, White Bass, and Channel Catfish provide important sport fisheries. Palmetto Bass stockings were discontinued in 2000. The fisheries management plan from the 2008 survey report recommended monitoring the Largemouth Bass population every other year through fall electrofishing, and monitoring the genetic influence of FLMB using fin-tissue samples from Largemouth Bass. The management plan also recommended continuing to monitor the reservoir’s hydrilla coverage.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Continue standard fisheries monitoring in 2016 and 2017. Monitor water level impact on recreational access and fish populations. Continue to monitor hydrilla coverage if expansion is reported, and during standard vegetation survey in 2016.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-221-M-3 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program

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