I. B. Byrd

Summary Of Discussion On Alabama's Public Fishing Lakes

The construction of lakes by the State Department of Conservation was initiated to provide fishing in those areas of the state having insufficient fishing waters. The sites for these lakes were carefully selected so the lakes which were constructed could be managed for maximum fish production. Efforts were made to eliminate all native fish from the streams, ponds and "pot holes" within the entire watershed in addition to those in the lake area prior to stocking with bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque; redear sunfish, Lepomis microlophus Gunther; and largemouth black bass, Micropterus...

Year
1955

A Report On Commercial Fishing Studies Conducted In The Tidal Streams Of Alabama

Commercial fishing experiments with 1 1/4- to 1 5/8-inch-bar mesh trammel nets were conducted in fourteen tidal streams of Alabama during 1953 and 1954. The primary objective of these studies was to determine the percentages of the various species of fish taken with small mesh trammel nets in the tidal streams during the months of October through March. A total of 26 sets with trammel nets were made in the streams studied. A total of 65,839 fish, turtles and crabs weighing 56,129.01 pounds was caught during the period of the experiments. Freshwater game fish which included crappie,...

Year
1955