John A. Holbrook II

Management Implications Of Bass Fishing Tournaments

This study was designed to assess the harvest of a bass fishing tournament and its effect oli the bass population of a lake. The data evaluated here are taken from a total of 2254 largemouth bass weighing an estimated 4419.5 pounds harvested during a three day (29-31 March, 1972) bass fishing tournament held at Lake Lanier, Georgia, a 38,000 acre reservoir. Of the 794 bass sexed by excising gonads, 504 (63.5%) were females. The largest male measured 19.1 inches (3 lb., II oz.) while the longest female was 23.8 inches (7 lb., 4 oz.). Catch rates for the tournament were 0.25 fish per hour...

Year
1972

Evaluation Of A Multi-Species Catfish Pond

This study was designed to compare the growth, mortality, and catchability of three species of catfish, blue catfish (lctalurus furcatus), channel catfish (I. punctatus), and white catfish (I. catus), in an artificially fed fishing pond. After stocking in October, 1968, the pond was fished a total of 35 days in two years (1970 and 1971). All remaining fish were then removed. The pond was "contaminated" primarily by brown bullheads and bluegills, with bullheads accounting for 648 pounds of the 2320 pounds per acre removed at the end of the study. Although 90 pounds of bluegill per acre were...

Year
1972