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White River Reservoir - 2006 Survey Report

Prepared by Jason Henegar and Charles Munger
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-A, Canyon, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 24-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in White River Reservoir were surveyed in 2006 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2007 using gill netting. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

White River Reservoir is a 2,020-acre (pool was approximately 591 acres at sampling) impoundment on White River, a tributary of the Salt Fork of the Brazos River. White River reservoir is located approximately 55 miles east of Lubbock in Crosby County, Texas and is owned and operated by the White River Municipal Water District for municipal water supply. Water levels have declined since 2000. The reservoir has three boat ramps. All are currently above the water line. One temporary launch site is in place. There are no handicap specific facilities.

Management History

Important sport fish include walleye, white bass, largemouth bass, white crappie, and catfish. White crappie were overabundant in the system and had poor growth. Walleye stocking has been attempted to mitigate the overabundance of crappie. Florida largemouth bass were stocked in 1982, 2000 and 2003 in order to maintain a trophy largemouth bass fishery.

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-32 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program