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Striker Reservoir - 2019 Survey Report

Prepared byJacob D. Norman
Inland Fisheries Division
Tyler South District, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 26-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Striker Reservoir were surveyed in 2019 using electrofishing and in 2020 using gill netting. Historical data are presented with the 2019-2020 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

Striker Reservoir is a 1,920-acre impoundment located on Striker Creek in the Angelina River Basin approximately 10 miles southeast of New Summerfield, Texas. Primary water uses are flood control, condenser cooling for a stem-electric generating plant and recreation. Water level has remained within three feet of conservation pool since 2012.  Striker Reservoir has moderate productivity. Habitat features consisted of natural shoreline, boat docks, native vegetation and giant salvinia.  

Management History

 Important sport fish include crappie, black bass, White Bass and catfish. Blue Catfish were stocked in 2009 and 2010 and Channel Catfish were stocked in 2018. In 2010, brush piles were introduced to improve angler catch. Giant salvinia was identified on the reservoir in fall 2012. Periodic herbicide treatments were initiated in 2014 and have continued to present. A treatment plan allowing property owner to remove and dispose of giant salvinia mechanically was initiated in 2014. In 2015 a floating barrier was installed in early spring and giant salvinia weevils were released in the fall for further control.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Continue assisting the controlling authority with giant salvinia management and continue annual Aquatic Nuisance Species surveys. Continue to manage all sport fish with statewide regulations.

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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

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