Standing Crop, Success and Harvest in a Trophy Bass Lake, Lake Jackson, Florida

The fish population of Lake Jackson was sampled over a three year period. The standing crop estimate was 971bs. 11 oz. per acre with largemouth bass comprising 36.7% of this total. Evidence is presented indicating the possibility oran overcrowded bass population. A (Tee) survey, conducted during: the last year of the study, documented intense fishing pressure and high harvest in Lake Jackson. Largemouth bass comprised an unusually high proportion of the effort (71.6%) and harvest (41.5%), with one trophy bass (8Ibs.> landed for each 13 acres of lake surface.

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