Growth Of Five Species Of Game Fishes Before And After Introduction Of Threadfin Shad Into Dale Hollow Reservoir

The possible effect of threadfin shad stocking in Dale Hollow Reservoir on the growth of five predatory species was measured by analysis of scale samples taken before and after threadfin stocking. There was no significant change in growth rate of largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides; smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieui; and spotted bass, Micropterus punctulatus. There was a significant increase in growth rate of walleye, Stizostedion vitreum and white crappie, Pomoxis annularis.

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