Movements ot the Redbreast Sunfish in Little River, Near Raleigh, North Carolina

Recoveries of 189 redbreast sunfish (Lepornis auritus) tagged in Little River, North Carolina, indicated that this species is moderately mobile. Upstream movements predominated among fish recaptured within 60 days after their release in April and May. The extent ofmovement ofmales and females was about equaL On the basis ofmeasurements at release and recapture, average annual increase in size was 2.4 cm in total length and 48.0g in weight. The estimated annual harvest by sport fishermen was 14.7%.

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