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Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir - 2017 Survey Report

Prepared by John Tibbs and Michael S. Baird
Inland Fisheries Division
Waco District

This is the authors' summary from a 25-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir were surveyed with one or more of the following gears annually since the last report: fall electrofishing and spring gill netting. 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

Fish populations in Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir were surveyed with one or more of the following gears annually since the last report: fall electrofishing and spring gill netting. 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.

Management History

Sport fishes in Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir have always been managed with statewide regulations. Important sport fish include Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. The management plan from the 2009 survey report included forming a partnership with the USACE to introduce native vegetation into the reservoir and post invasive species signage at access points throughout the reservoir. Low reservoir levels have prevented native vegetation plantings since the last report. However, Invasive species signage was posted at all access points during summer 2013 and zebra mussel outreach interns were hired in 2014 and 2015 to interface with boaters at Stillhouse Hollow ramps. Zebra mussels were discovered in Summer, 2016 and a reproducing population is now established in the reservoir.

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 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program