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Lake Texana - 2010 Survey Report

Prepared by John Findeisen and Greg Binion
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-E, Mathis, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 28-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Texana were surveyed in 2002, 2006, and 2010 using trap nets and electrofishing and in 2003, 2007, and 2011 using gill nets. An additional largemouth bass-only, electrofishing survey was conducted in spring 2008. This report summarizes the results and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lake Texana is a 9,727-acre reservoir, controlled by the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority (LNRA), located on the Navidad River in the Lavaca River Basin, approximately 20 miles east of Victoria. It receives water from the Navidad River, Sandy Creek, and Mustang Creek and is used for water supply and recreation. Water level typically fluctuates 2-4 ft annually but has fluctuated as much as six feet.

Management History

Important sport fish species include blue and channel catfish, white bass, largemouth bass, and white and black crappie. Management strategies from the 2007 Performance Report focused on assisting LNRA with vegetation control, additional springtime electrofishing surveys for largemouth bass, and changing sampling effort. Herbicide treatments are conducted annually by LNRA staff and hired contractors. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) assisted as consultants for vegetation control and as a funding source. Spring electrofishing surveys were conducted in 2008. Minimal sampling effort was reduced to match the TPWD sampling procedures manual.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Continue to work with the LNRA on exotic aquatic vegetation control, write and distribute press releases concerning the fisheries, and continue to manage fisheries under current regulations.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-221-M-1 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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