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Lake Tawakoni - 2006 Survey Report

Prepared by Aaron K. Jubar and Kevin W. Storey
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-B, Tyler, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 29-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Tawakoni were surveyed in 2006 using electrofishing and trap nets and in 2007 using gill nets, a littoral zone habitat survey, and an aquatic vegetation survey. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir.

Reservoir Description

Lake Tawakoni is located in Van Zandt, Rains, and Hunt Counties, Texas on South Fork and Cowleech Fork of the Sabine River, and Caddo Creek. It was constructed by the Sabine River Authority to provide water for municipal and industrial uses and for recreational purposes. Lake elevation in the past 4 years has experienced extreme fluctuations, declining to 12.4 feet below conservation pool elevation in December 2006. Persistent low-water conditions have limited the growth of aquatic vegetation. Consequently, the primary habitat component at the time of the survey was featureless shoreline.

Management History

Important sport fishes at Lake Tawakoni include striped bass, palmetto bass, white bass, blue catfish, channel catfish, and largemouth bass. Striped bass and palmetto bass are stocked annually at a rate of 5/acre.

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-30-R-32 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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