Charlotte E. McCracken

Angler Exploitation and Angling Mortality of Largemouth Bass and Spotted Bass at Norris Reservoir, Tennessee

Angler exploitation, sex and size selection, temporal and spatial capture patterns, and angling mortality were determined in 1996 and 1997 for largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides), spotted bass (M. punctulatus) in Norris Reservoir, Tennessee. Adjusted annual angler exploitation was 20% (± 4) for 1996-tagged largemouth bass and 14% (±4) for 1997-tagged largemouth bass. Adjusted annual angler catch was 47% (±8) for 1996-tagged fish and 34% (±7) for 1997-tagged fish. No significant differences (P>0.05) were detected between years for either exploitation or catch. No significant...