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Lake Tawakoni - 2014 Survey Report

Prepared by Kevin W. Storey and Daniel L. Bennett
Inland Fisheries Division - Tyler North District

This is the authors' summary from a 44-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Tawakoni were surveyed in 2014 using electrofishing and in 2015 using gill netting. An access-point creel survey was conducted from June 2013 through May 2014. An angler opinion survey was conducted from July 2013 through June 2014 to gauge the support of catfish anglers for a regulation change to protect trophy Blue Catfish from harvest. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir.

Reservoir Description

Lake Tawakoni is a 37,325-acre reservoir located in Van Zandt, Rains, and Hunt Counties, Texas, on South Fork and Cowleech Fork of the Sabine River and Caddo Creek. The reservoir was constructed by the Sabine River Authority to provide water for municipal and industrial uses and for recreational purposes.

Management History

Important sport fishes in Lake Tawakoni include Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass (Palmetto Bass and Sunshine Bass), White Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, White Crappie, and Largemouth Bass. Annual requests are submitted to stock Striped Bass and Palmetto Bass and/or Sunshine Bass to maintain these fisheries.

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-5 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program

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