John Conder

Experimental Use of the Haul Seine for Rough Fish Removal in Four Tennessee Impoundments

Four Tennessee impoundments, namely; Melton Hill Reservoir on the Clinch River, Watts Bar and Chickamauga reservoirs on the Tennessee River, and Douglas Lake on the French Broad River, were experimentally fished with an 1,800 yard haul seine from September 17 through December 11, 1963. Objectives of the experiment are as follows: To determine the effect of the haul seine in taking valuable market fish and other non-game fish; to determine its effect on game fish as to mortality and catchability, and to explore its possibilities as a sampling method for reservoir fish populations. A...