C. S. Lawson

Evaluation of Striped Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass Stockings in Eight Alabama Public Fishing Lakes

Stockings of striped bass, (Morone saxatilis), hybrid striped bass, (Marone saxatilis x Marone chrysops), and reciprocal hybrid striped bass (Morone chrysops x Morone saxatilis), at Alabama's public fishing lakes were evaluated. Age and growth data are presented for each of the 3 groups. The length-weight relationship developed for hybrid striped bass from Alabama's public fishing lakes is LoglO weight =-4.9549 + 3.033 (loglO length). The condition factor Kn for hybrid striped bass from these lakes was very low, relative to hybrid striped bass from West Point Reservoir. Survival of hybrid...


Observation Of Fish Attraction To Improved Artificial Midwater Structures In Freshwater

Artificial midwater structures constructed primarily with fiberglass panels and automobile tires were placed in an oligotrophic storage reservoir to determine the extent of fish association witb these structures. SCUBA observations were used to evaluate the effectiveness of the structures. Comparisons were made between these and previous structures used by Reeves et al. (1977). Six species of game fish were attracted; however, Alahama spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus henshalli) and bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) were the predominant species. Concentrations of harvestable...