A Preliminary Report on the Abundance and Biology of Stocked Striped Bass in the Choctawhatchee River System, Florida

Striped bass were stocked in the Choctawhatchee River System from 1968-1975. Abundance restllts are reported for seines, trawls, and gill nets. Striped bass accounted for 1.75% and 1.44% of the number and weight, respectively, of all fishes caught in 36 months of gill netting. The mean catch of striped bass in trawls was .070 fish per tow and in seines .094 fish per haul. Condition, growth rates, and stomach contents were similar to those reported in other studies.

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