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Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir - 2008 Survey Report

Prepared by John E. Tibbs and Michael S. Baird
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-B, Waco, 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 Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir were surveyed in 2008 using electrofishing and in 2009 using gill nets. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir is located in an agricultural area, 15 miles east of Waco in McLennan County, Texas. Average reservoir depth is 19 feet with a maximum depth of 42 feet. The reservoir is eutrophic, with water transparencies typically ranging from 2 to 4 feet. The 2,012-acre reservoir was constructed in 1968 by Texas Utilities Generating Company (TXU) to serve as a cooling-reservoir for electrical power generation. Other water uses include recreation.

Management History

Important sport fish include largemouth bass, red drum, white bass, white and black crappie, and channel catfish. The management plan from the 2004 survey report included strategies to improve crappie angling, monitor hydrilla coverage, maintain red drum numbers, and plans to work with TXU and McLennan County to construct bathrooms and handicapped-accessible facilities.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

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