James W. Kornegay

Intra-season Variation in Largemouth Bass Electrofishing Catch-Per-Unit-Effort: Implications for Management Decisions

The objective of this study was to determine if largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) electrofishing catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) varied within the traditional spring sampling season. Shoreline electrofishing for largemouth bass was conducted on Chowan River and Sutton Lake in 1990 and on Tuckertown Reservoir in 1989 and 1990. There were at least 6 sample stations per body of water. Each of the 3 study locations was sampled 3 times from March through June. The number of bass >200 mm captured and effort were recorded by sample station and date. Effort was measured in electroshock time...


Spawning of the Striped Bass in the Tar River, North Carolina

Spawning of striped bass in the Tar River was studied in 1975 and results were compared with a similar study done in 1965. Egg samples indicated a significant increase in spawning activity probably due in part to an increased population established by stocking. More favorable temperatures in 1975 also resulted in an extended period of peak spawning. The location of major spawning grounds based on egg samples was found to cover a 25 mile span of river between River Mile 60 and 85.