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Lake Winnsboro - 2018 Survey Report

Prepared by Jacob Norman and Evan Cartabiano
Inland Fisheries Division - Tyler North 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 Lake Winnsboro were surveyed in 2018 using electrofishing and in 2019 using gill netting. Historical data are presented with the 2018-2019 data for comparison. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lake Winnsboro is an 875-acre impoundment located on Big Sandy Creek in the Sabine River Basin approximately 6 miles southwest of Winnsboro, Texas. Primary water uses included flood control and recreation. Habitat features consisted of natural shoreline and native emergent vegetation.

Management History

Important sport fish include Largemouth Bass, crappie and Channel Catfish. Florida Largemouth Bass have been periodically stocked in the reservoir since 1974; most recently in 2015-2017. Water-willow was planted in 2010 to improve littoral habitat.

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-5 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program

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