Texas members further restore Lake Conroe

CONROE, Texas — In 2012, the Texas B.A.S.S. Nation did more work on Lake Conroe as part of a long-term aquatic habitat restoration program on the fishery.

The project has been ongoing since 2006. For 2012, members of the Texas B.A.S.S. Nation added 4 acres of artificial habitat to the lake. The members used spiderblocks enhanced with bamboo.

In addition, the chapter restocked 5 miles of shoreline with native aquatic plants with the goal of recolonizing the lake for fisheries recruitment.

Involved parties were the Seven Coves Bass Club, the Texas B.A.S.S. Nation, Friends of Reservoirs, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, San Jacinto Rivwer Authority, Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility and Texas Black Bass Unlimited.

In all, 200 volunteers contributed 1,750 man-hours in 2012. They restored 200 acres of habitat and raised $3,057 for the effort.