James Harry Barkley

Study on the Survival of Tournament Released Bass on Ross R. Barnett Reservoir, April 1973

The survival of bass (Micropterus spp.) caught and released during the Rebel Invitational B.A.S.S. Tournament on Ross R. Barnett Reservoir, Mississippi, April 4-6, 1973 was studied. Two different techniques for handling the bass prior to release were evaluated. A total of 1,863 bass were caught by 159 fishermen during the tournament. Of these, 197 (10.57%) were judged to be dead at the weigh-in. The remaining 1,666 bass were randomly divided into two groups for treatment or non-treatment. A total of 830 bass were injected IP with oxytetracycline and marked prior to release into a 0.8...