A Tagging Experiment On Spotted And Largemouth Bass Using An Electric Shocker And The Petersen Disc Tag

An electro-fishing unit developed for use on large impoundments was tested for efficiency in capturing Largemouth and Spotted Bass during the winter months for a tagging program. Experiments were conducted to determine mortality rate of fish captured under actual field conditions for the electro-fishing units described. Two body locations on Largemouth and Spotted Bass were tested for their ability to retain the Petersen Tag. Tagging mortality for one of the locations is given.

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