Bert E. Pierce

Fish Standing Crop Comparisons Of Tire And Brush Fish Attractors In Barkley Lake. Kentucky

Tire and brush fish attractors were sampled during the Barkley Lake Rotenone Study. Standing crop comparisons were made between tire and brush attractors and control areas. Channel catfish (lctalurus punctatus), bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides), and white crappie (Pomoxis annularis) were effectively concentrated by both types of attractors, although brush exceeded tires in concentrating all 4 species. Fish attractors were particularly effective in concentrating harvestable-sized fish.