Joseph R. Fatora

Stream Trout Fishery Management in the Southeastern United States

Trout stream management consists of protection of existing waters from further degradation, and management of the fishery through regulation implementation and stocking programs to manipulate use patterns. The dwindling trout resource is impacted by an increasing number of resource users. Management ofa trout fishery should consider attitudes of trout fishermen expressed in their definitions of quality angling. An area-wide program should be managed to provide a variety ofangling experiences. Regulations and stocking programs are essential management tools to manipulate use patterns to...


Waters Creek -- a Trophy Trout Stream

A 4.3 km section of Waters Creek in LumpkinCounty. Georgia. was managed for trophy trout with supplemental feeding under restrictive regulations. including 22 inch minimum size. Complete creel data for 3 years reveal a mean daily pressure of 31.9 anglers, and an annual mean catch rate of 0.18-0.24 fish/hr. Total anglers decreased 13.5% and total hours increased 18.0% 1972-1973. Trip length increased from 3.1 to 4.7 he 1972-1974. An analysis of variance of catch rate means provided evidence of differences in catch rates with total daily effort. The mean catch rate of 0.51 fish/ hr at 26-50...


Noontootla—A Sixteen-Year Creel And Use History Of A Southern Appalachian Trout Stream Under Changing Management Regulations

Sixteen years of creel and use data on Noontootla Creek in the southern Appalachian mountains of northern Georgia from 1954 to 1969 are presented. Changes in fishing pressure, catch rates, and use patterns under three types of management regulations-general regulations from 1954-1963 except for 1960 when the stream was designated "artificials only", and "artificials only catch-and-release" regulations from 1964-1969-are discussed. Noontootla is a wildlife management area stream fished under a permit check in-check out system allowing a nearly complete survey. A total of 17,445 anglers were...