John R. Conder

Standing Timber in Barkley Reservoir

Two hundred and ten trees were topped and left standing as markers to locate channels and slough areas in four sections of Barkley Reservoir in Tennessee. These trees will extend above the surface of the water when the lake is at normal pool elevation and are spaced so that fishermen will be able to readily locate these creeks and sloughs which are thought to be the most desirable fishing areas. The creeks and sloughs which were marked and the number of trees left standing on each are as follows: Shelby Creek, 16; Bear Creek,120; Barrett Creek, 49; and Big Slough, 25. The total cost of...

Growth Of Channel Catfish, Ictalurus Punctatus, And Blue Catfish, Ictalurus Furcatus, In The Kentucky Lake Portion Of The Tennessee River In Tennessee

The age and rate of growth of channel and blue catfish were determined by the pectoral spine section aging technique. At the end of their first year's growth, channel catfish weighed 0.10 pound and were 4.3 inches in length (total length), and blue catfish weighed 0.12 pound and were 5.3 inches in length. At the end of ten years, channel catfish weighed 9.2 pounds and were 25.2 inches long, and blue catfish weighed 24.26 and were 33.3 inches long.