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Lake Tyler East - 2007 Survey Report

Prepared by Patrick A. Beck and Richard A. Ott, Jr.
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-C, 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.

The Lake Tyler East fish community was surveyed from June 2007-May 2008 using electrofisher, gill nets, and trap nets. A vegetation survey was conducted in August 2007. A roving creel survey, conducted from December 2004-February 2005 and March 2008–May 2008, collected angler use and harvest information. This report summarizes results of the surveys and contains a management plan based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lake Tyler East is a 2,276-acre reservoir on Mud Creek, Texas, a tributary of the Angelina River. Boat access is good with 3 public ramps and bank angler access is adequate and is available at several city parks. Although facilities are generally accessible to handicapped, none of the facilities provided were specifically marked as ADA approved. Littoral habitat was sparse in the lower half of the reservoir, consisting mainly of featureless shoreline or featureless shoreline with boat docks. A narrow fringe of native emergent vegetation was present in the upper end (above the SH 64 bridge). Exotic emergent vegetation was locally abundant above the highway 64 bridge and in the backs of coves along the east side of the reservoir.

Management History

Important sport fish include sunfishes, largemouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie and black crappie. Supplemental largemouth bass sampling was conducted in 2005 and stockings were conducted in 2006. A supplemental hydrilla survey was conducted in August 2004; and was repeated at the beginning and end of each growing season beginning in 2005. A supplemental hydrilla management plan was submitted to Tyler Water Utilities in July 2006. A roving creel survey was conducted from December 2004 to February 2005 and from March to May 2008.

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-33 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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