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Jacksboro Reservoir - 2018 Survey Report

Prepared by Tom Lang and Robert Mauk
Inland Fisheries Division - Wichita Falls 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 Jacksboro Reservoir were surveyed in 2018 using electrofishing, trap netting 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

Jacksboro Reservoir is a 116-acre impoundment constructed in 1951. It is located in Jack County approximately 60 miles southeast of Wichita Falls and is controlled by the City of Jacksboro. The primary use is for municipal water supply. Maximum depth is 30 feet. Habitat consists of rocks and emergent vegetation. Boat access consists of a single, one-lane public boat ramp and an undeveloped gravel launching area. Shoreline fishing access is available along most of the lower half of the lake and includes a city park and a fishing pier. Jacksboro Reservoir’s spillway flows directly into 385acre Lost Creek Reservoir. Despite their proximity, characteristics between the two reservoirs differ considerably.

Management History

Historically important sport fish include Channel Catfish, White Bass, Largemouth Bass, and White Crappie. Stocking of advanced fingerling size Channel Catfish occurred in 2016

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Inform the public about the negative impacts of aquatic invasive species. Promote the White Bass angling opportunities at the reservoir. Conduct a general monitoring survey with electrofishing and trap net surveys in 2022. Access and vegetation surveys will be conducted in 2022.

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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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