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Lake Tyler East - 2015 Survey Report

Prepared by Richard A. Ott, Jr. and Jacob D. Norman
Inland Fisheries Division – Tyler South District

This is the authors' summary from a 32-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Tyler East were surveyed in 2015 using electrofishing. Vegetation and angler access surveys were conducted in August 2015. A roving creel survey, conducted from March 1 through May 31, 2016, collected angler use and harvest information. Historical data are presented with the 2015-2016 data for comparison. 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 was excellent at the three boat ramps during the survey due to stable water conditions. Bank access was available at several city parks. Although facilities are generally accessible to handicapped, none of the facilities provided were specifically marked as ADA approved. A substantial fringe of native emergent vegetation (primarily maidencane) provided littoral habitat around most of the reservoir. Lake Tyler East and Lake Tyler are connected by a canal and share common harvest regulations.

Management History

Important sport fish include Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Channel Catfish, White Crappie, and Black Crappie. Additional Largemouth Bass sampling was conducted in 2013, and stockings were conducted annually from 2012 through 2015. A hydrilla management plan was submitted to Tyler Water Utilities (TWU) in July 2006 and was revised in 2008. Littoral hydrilla treatments (up to 200 feet from shore) were conducted in 2007 and annually from 2009-2011; no additional treatments have been conducted since that time. A roving creel survey was conducted from March 1 through May 31, 2016.

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-6 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program

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