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Lake Naconiche - 2015 Survey Report

Prepared by Dan Ashe and Todd Driscoll
Inland Fisheries Division – Jasper District

This is the authors' summary from a 31-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Naconiche Reservoir were surveyed in 2015-2016 using electrofishing and gill netting. Anglers were surveyed from March through May 2016 with a creel survey. Historical data are presented with the 2015-2016 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

Naconiche Reservoir is an impoundment of Naconiche and Telesco creeks, tributaries of the Attoyac Bayou in the Neches River Basin. The lake was constructed by the County of Nacogdoches for recreation and flood control. This reservoir has a surface area of 692 acres at conservation pool (348 feet msl), a shoreline length of 22.7 miles, and an average depth of 13 feet. Access is available with a two lane boat ramp and an ADA-approved fishing pier. Bank access is adequate. Primary fish habitat is hydrilla and timber.

Management History

Important sport fish include Largemouth Bass and Black Crappie. The management plan from the 2011 survey report included stocking Largemouth Bass at 100 fish/acre every year. The reservoir was opened to the public in September 2012 with an 18-inch minimum length limit. Florida Largemouth Bass have been stocked annually since 2011. Hydrilla was first observed as the reservoir began to fill in 2008 and annual vegetation surveys have been conducted since 2012. Giant salvinia was introduced in 2015. Herbicide treatments and manual removal have limited coverage to < 5 surface acres.

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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