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Lake Placid - 2016 Survey Report

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

This is the authors' summary from a 31-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Placid were surveyed in fall 2016 using electrofishing and trap netting and in spring 2017 using gill netting, low frequency electrofishing, and baited tandem hoop nets. Historical data are presented with the 2016-2017 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

Lake Placid is a 214-acre reservoir 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 water willow, American lotus, and spatterdock.

Management History

Important sport fish include Largemouth, Guadalupe, and Spotted Bass, Channel, Blue, and Flathead Catfishes, and Crappies. The management plan from the 2012 survey report included additional surveys (Electrofishing in 2010; Trap netting in 2011) to assess and monitor declines in prey abundance and poor body condition of important sport fish species. Historically, nuisance aquatic vegetation has caused access and recreational problems, however herbicide and grass carp introductions have been used to manage this. Florida Largemouth Bass were most recently stocked in 2017. Angler harvest of all sport fishes has been regulated per statewide size and bag limits.

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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