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Bachman 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 Bachman 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

Bachman Reservoir, a 132-acre reservoir located on Bachman Branch (a tributary of the Trinity River), was constructed in 1903 by the City of Dallas for water supply. It is located in Dallas County near the Love Field Airport. Habitat is composed mainly of rocky habitat and shoreline aquatic vegetation in the form of water willow. Bachman Reservoir was dredged in 2003.

Management History

Important sport fish include largemouth bass and white crappie. All fish species have been managed by statewide regulations.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

This reservoir will be monitored with trap nets, gill nets, and electrofishing in 2010-2011. Because of the age and proximity of the reservoir to industrial development, tissue samples from selected fish will be collected for contaminant analysis. Blue catfish will be requested for stocking in 2008 and 2009 to provide an additional sportfish for anglers and to utilize the abundant forage.

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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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