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Lake Quitman - 2021 Survey Report

Prepared by Evan Cartabiano and Kevin Storey
Inland Fisheries Division - Tyler North District

This is the authors' summary from a 24-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Quitman were surveyed in 2021 using electrofishing, trap netting, and tandem hoop netting. Historical data are presented with the 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

Lake Quitman is an 814-acre impoundment located in Wood County, Texas, on Dry Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River. It was constructed by Wood County for recreation and flood control. Habitat consists primarily of natural shoreline, boat docks, and emergent aquatic vegetation. Water hyacinth is also present in small quantities.

Management History

Important sport fish included Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, and Channel Catfish. Florida Largemouth Bass were initially introduced in 1980 and the most recent stocking was in 2020. Efforts to mitigate the loss of fish habitat due to reservoir shoreline development included planting water willow in 2013 and 2014. Treatment efforts for water hyacinth have included physical removal as well as aquatic herbicide applications.

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-3 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program

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