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Stamford Reservoir - 2006 Survey Report

Prepared by Spencer Dumont and Mukhtar Farooqi
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-B, Abilene, 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 Stamford Reservoir were surveyed in 2006 using electrofishing and trap nets and in 2007 using gill nets. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Stamford Reservoir is a 5,200-acre impoundment located on Paint Creek in the Brazos River Basin approximately 10 miles southeast of Haskell. Water level has been within 5 feet of full pool since July 2002. From 1993 to 2000 the reservoir had low and dropping water levels. Stamford Reservoir had high productivity. Habitat features consisted of rocks, abundant flooded brush and trees, bulrush, and scattered submerged vegetation. There were two public boat ramps and limited bank-fishing access.

Management History

Florida largemouth bass were introduced in the late 1970s. Stockings of blue catfish, palmetto bass, and walleye also occurred during the 1970s. Blue catfish were also stocked in 1991. Florida largemouth bass and channel catfish were stocked in the early 2000s in response to increased water levels.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Increase awareness of white bass population through articles in local papers.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-30-R-32 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program