Age And Growth Of Redeye Bass In Shoal And Little Shoal Creeks. Alabama

The age and growth of red eye bass (Micropterus coosae) in Shoal Creek and Little Shoal Creeks, Alabama, were determined. Shoal Creek red eye bass, on the average, grew faster than red eye bass in other studies. Little Shoal Creek red eye bass grew slower during the first 6 years of life than redeye bass in other areas with the exception of redeye bass in Sheed's Creek, TN; however, by age VII Little Shoal Creek red eye bass were slightly larger than Shoal Creek red eye bass. Condition factors (K") of Shoal and Little Shoal Creak redeye bass relative to Alabama statewide averages for red eye bass and to redeye bass from other waters were computed. The redeye bass from Shoal and Little Shoal Creeks were in poorer condition relative to the average for Alabama redeye bass and to redeye bass in other waters. The condition of redeye bass in Shoal and Little Shoal Creeks improved as the fish grew relative to redeye bass in other waters.

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