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Ray Hubbard Reservoir - 2016 Survey Report

Prepared by Raphael Brock, Thomas Hungerford and Cynthia Fox
Inland Fisheries Division
Dallas/Fort Worth District

This is the authors' summary from a 33-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Ray Hubbard Reservoir were surveyed in 2013-2016 using electrofishing and in 2016 trap netting, and in 2015 and 2017 using gill netting. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Ray Hubbard Reservoir is a 22,745-acre impoundment constructed on the East Fork of the Trinity River by the City of Dallas in 1968 to provide water for municipal, industrial, and recreational purposes. Ray Hubbard Reservoir lies within Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Kaufman counties. The reservoir is part of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. The reservoir has a 1,074 square-mile watershed that lies in the Blackland Prairies ecological region. The reservoir is 13 miles long and 3 miles wide (widest point). It contains 452,040 acre-feet of water at conservation elevation (435.5 ft above mean sea level), and has a maximum depth of 40 feet. Angler and boat access is adequate.

At the time of sampling the fishery habitat was primarily dead trees, emergent vegetation, and eroded banks. Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) is present and has historically provided fish habitat. However, for the last several years the Hydrilla coverage has been minimal.

Management History

Important sport fish include Largemouth Bass, crappie, White Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, and Blue and Channel Catfish. All species are managed with statewide regulations. Hybrid Striped Bass are requested annually for stocking and provide a popular fishery. The reservoir has a population of large Blue Catfish and has produced ShareLunker Largemouth Bass. Florida Largemouth Bass were stocked annually from 2013-2015.

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