James Stevenson

Appraisal And Management Recommendations Resulting From A Three-Year Comparative Fishery Study Of Lake Catherine, Lake Hamilton And Lake Ouachita, Arkansas

A pattern of high original reservoir productivity followed by gradual decline (in terms of angling success and desirable fish production) has been evidenced in a chain of lakes, of different ages, on the Ouachita River, Arkansas. Lake Catherine, formed in 1923, consists of 3,000 acres; Lake Hamilton, created in 1931, consists of 7,200 acres, and Lake Ouachita, impounded in 1953, covers 40,000 acres. A comprehensive fishery study was conducted during the summers of 1955, 1956 and 1957 to investigate and compare the fishery resources of these lakes and formulate management plans....