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Lake Placid - 2020 Survey Report

Prepared by Dusty McDonald and Greg Binion
Inland Fisheries Division
Corpus Christi District, Mathis, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 36-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Placid Reservoir were surveyed in 2018 using electrofishing, 2019 using gill netting and hoop netting, 2020 using electrofishing, and 2021 using gill netting and low frequency electrofishing. Historical data are presented with the 2017-2021 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

Placid Reservoir is a 214-acre impoundment located on the Guadalupe River in Guadalupe County, one-half mile southwest of Seguin. This small impoundment, constructed in 1928, is fed by the Guadalupe River watershed and used for water supply, hydroelectric generation, and recreation. Habitat features consisted of boat docks, piers, bulkhead, riprap, and several native aquatic species including spatterdock, water willow, and cattail.

Management History

Important sport fish include Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, Flathead Catfish and White Crappie. Florida Largemouth Bass were most recently stocked in 2017. Angler harvest of all sport fishes has been regulated per statewide size and bag limits. The management plan from the 2016 survey report included additional electrofishing in 2014 to maintain trend data on the Largemouth Bass population, monitoring for zebra mussels and planting native aquatic vegetation. Historically, nuisance aquatic vegetation has caused access and recreational problems, however herbicide and grass carp introductions have been used to manage excessive vegetative growth, as needed.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-221-M-2 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program

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