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Lake Quitman - 2005 Survey Report

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

This is the authors' summary from a 22-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Quitman were surveyed in 2005 using electrofishing and trap nets, and in 2006 using gill nets. Aquatic vegetation and habitat surveys were conducted on Lake Quitman during September 2005. 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 an unnamed tributary of the Sabine River. It was constructed by Wood County for recreation and flood control. Habitat consists primarily of featureless banks, boat docks, inundated timber, emergent aquatic vegetation, and the invasive floating plant, waterhyacinth.

Management History

Important sport fish include largemouth bass, white crappie, black crappie, and channel catfish. The management plan from the 2001 survey report recommended stocking Florida largemouth bass fingerlings at 100 fish/acre if the percentage of Florida largemouth bass alleles in fall 2005 sampling was below 20%. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1980 and stocked again in 1999 and 2000. Recent efforts to control waterhyacinth 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-30-R-31 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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