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Lake Welsh - 2019 Survey Report

Prepared byTimothy J. Bister and Margaret H. Stadig
Inland Fisheries Division – Marshall District

This is the authors' summary from a 21-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Welsh Reservoir were surveyed in 2019 with an electrofishing survey. Historical data are presented with the 2019-2020 data for comparison. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a fisheries management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Welsh Reservoir is a 1,333-acre cooling reservoir for coal-fueled power generation located on Swaunano Creek in the Big Cypress River Basin. The reservoir is in Titus County. Habitat features consist of standing timber, rocky shoreline, riprap, and native aquatic plants.  

Management History

Largemouth Bass is the primary sport fish in Welsh Reservoir. Largemouth Bass have been managed under an 18-inch minimum length limit, 5 fish daily bag limit since September 1994. All other sport fishes in Welsh Reservoir have been managed with statewide regulations. Florida Largemouth Bass stockings in 1975 and 1976 were successful in establishing the Florida Largemouth Bass genetics in the population.

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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