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Lake Quitman - 2017 Survey Report

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

This is the authors' summary from a 29-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Quitman were surveyed in 2017 using baited hoop netting, electrofishing, and trap netting. Anglers were surveyed from March through May 2018 with a creel survey. Historical data are presented with the 2017-2018 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 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, and emergent aquatic vegetation including the exotic species 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. Florida Largemouth Bass were initially introduced in 1980 and the most recent stockings were in 2008 and 2009. 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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