Effects Of Bass Stocking And Rates Of Fishing On A Largemouth Bass Population

Supplemental stocking of fingerling and intermediate size largemouth bass (Mieropterus salmoides) did not provide substantial control of forage fish populations; however, stocking fingerling bass may have improved year class strength in those years they were stocked. Although loss of stocked intermediate-size bass over the spillway was negligible, those fish were vulnerable to angling. A measured rate of fishing (F = 0.08) was exerted on a population of bass estimated at 22.3 harvestable bass/ha weighing 34 kg/ha.

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