James W. Mullan

Centrarchid Food Habits In A New And Old Reservoir During And Following Bass Spawning

Stomach contents were examined from 1,288 longear sunfish, 827 green sunfish, 1,099 bluegill, 246 largemouth bass, 144 smallmouthbass, and 304 spotted bass collected from shoreline areas of a reservoir in the process of filling and from one 15 years old, during and following bass spawning, 3 May-25 June, 1965. Young-of~the-year and bass 8.0 inches or more in length are not included. This study suggests that in the new reservoir the food supply was ample in relation to the centrarchid population demand. In the older reservoir the opposite was true, resulting in more efficient...


The Physical-Chemical Limnolgy of a New Reservoir (Beaver) and a Fourteen Year Old Reservoir (Bull Shoals) Located on the White River, Arkansas and Missouri

This paper compares limnological conditions of two reservoirs in the same drainage to determine whether there is a significant difference in basic fertility associated with age. Bull Shoals, the older reservoir of the study, filled in 1952, contains 45,440 acres ,at top of power pool, and has been under intensive study since June 1963. Beaver Reservoir, located upstream, began filling in December 1963 and reached 16,210 acres in 1965. At top of the designed power pool, it will encompass 28,220 acres. This new reservoir has been under study since June 1964. All the more commonly assayed...