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Worth Reservoir - 2006 Survey Report

Prepared by Raphael Brock and Thomas Hungerford
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-D, Fort Worth, 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 Worth Reservoir were surveyed in 2006 using electrofishing and trap nets and in 2007 using gill nets. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Worth Reservoir is a 3,489-acre impoundment, located on the West Fork Trinity River. The reservoir is located entirely in the city limits of Ft. Worth in Tarrant County and was constructed in 1914 by the City as a municipal water supply. The elongated and serpentine reservoir extends approximately 6 miles upstream from the dam. Shoreline length is approximately 36 miles. Many areas of the reservoir are very shallow and limit boat traffic. Angler and boat access was adequate. There was one handicap-accessible fishing pier on the reservoir. Fishery habitat was primarily rocky and gravel shoreline and boat docks. Worth Reservoir is currently under a fish-consumption advisory. The advisory was implemented by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in April 2000 because of elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in fish tissues.

Management History

Important sport fish include, largemouth bass, white crappie, white bass, and blue and channel catfish. All species have been managed with statewide regulations.

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

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