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Lake Quitman - 2009 Survey Report

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

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 2009 using electrofishing and trap netting, and in 2010 using gill netting and a roving creel survey from March through May 2010. Aquatic vegetation and habitat surveys were conducted on Lake Quitman during September 2009. An additional vegetation survey was conducted in May 2010 to assess the abundance and distribution of water hyacinth. Reconnaissance surveys were also conducted in July, August, and September to track the distribution of water hyacinth prior to treatment activities. 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 natural shoreline, boat docks, emergent aquatic vegetation, and the invasive aquatic plant alligatorweed. Water hyacinth is also present and presents an ongoing threat to the ecosystem.

Management History

Important sport fish included largemouth bass, white crappie, and channel catfish. The management plan from the 2005 survey report recommended stocking Florida largemouth bass (FLMB) fingerlings at 100 fish/acre because the percentage of FLMB alleles in fall 2005 sampling was below 20%. Recent 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-30-R-35 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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