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Lake Tyler - 2019 Survey Report

Prepared by Jacob D. Norman
Inland Fisheries Division – Tyler South District

This is the authors' summary from a 28-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Tyler were surveyed in 2019 using electrofishing. Anglers were surveyed from December 2019 – May 2020 with a creel survey. Historical data are presented with the 2019-2020 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 Tyler is a 4,500-acre impoundment located on Mud Creek in the Angelina River Basin approximately 6 miles southeast of Tyler, Texas. Primary water uses included municipal water supply and recreation. Water level has remained within 2.5 feet of conservation pool since 2014. Lake Tyler has moderate to high productivity. Habitat features consisted of natural shoreline and native vegetation.

Management History

Important sport fish include Channel Catfish, White Bass, Largemouth Bass and crappie. Florida Largemouth Bass fingerlings have been stocked annually to increase the potential of large (>8 pounds) fish in the reservoir. Littoral hydrilla treatments (up to 200 feet from shore) were conducted in 2007 and annually from 2009-2011; no additional hydrilla treatments have been conducted since that time.

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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