Restoring these habitats is important to maintaining the lake's ecology and is economically significant too, because more fish brings more fishers and events like fishing tournaments, Lang said.
To keep the project moving forward, the Mineral Wells Bass Club holds ongoing fundraisers, said Randy Formby, the club's president. Currently the club is holding a raffle as a fundraiser.
Although he knows it will take time to see results, he also knows it will benefit the lake, as well as fishers.
“It's really a good program,” he said. Texas Parks and Wildlife was instrumental in getting the club involved.
As reservoirs age, they begin to need replenishing, he said, and this will create a better habitat and more fish.
And, as the club's website says, “Good habitat equals good fishing!”