James P. Fry

Harvest Of Fish From Tailwaters Of Three Large Impoundments In Missouri

Quantitative creel census techniques were employed on Missouri tailwaters for the fist time during 1961. Specific areas below Table Rock and Taneycomo Reservoirs on White River and below Clearwater Reservoir on Black River were censused using a stratified sampling technique throughout the year. Estimated fishing pressure on Table Rock tailwater was 608 hours per acre and the rate of catch amounted to 0.62 fish per hour. The yield per acre was about 380 fish, weighing 192 pounds. Hatchery reared rainbow trout comprised nearly 90 percent of the yield by number. Taneycomo tailwater...