James O. Parks

Behavioral Characteristics of Adult Walleyes in Meredith Reservoir, Texas as Determined by Ultrasonic Telemetry

Nineteen adult walleyes were implanted with ultrasonic transmitters and tracked for 2 years at Meredith Reservoir, Texas, to determine specific behavioral characteristics. During the spawning period tagged walleyes established an activity pattern consisting of 3 phases: pre-staging, movement to within 5.5 km of the dam; staging, movement to within 2.2 km of the dam; and spawning on the rip-rap of the dam. Individual walleye established home range areas ranging in size from 141 to 2,517 ha. Fish were located most frequently in water ≤8 m deep within 100 m of shore. Most locations were along...