Michael S. Reed

Movement of Triploid Grass Carp Among Small Hydropower Impoundments of the Guadalupe River, Texas

Fisheries Outstanding Technical Paper

Triploid grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) (N = 125, 50.8-98.6 cm total length [TL]) were implanted with radio tags and released into 5 reservoirs (25 fish each in Dunlap, McQueeney, Placid, H4, and H5) on the Guadalupe River, Texas. These fish were located periodically to determine specific movement patterns in and among the series of riverine reservoirs and the Guadalupe River system to provide an evaluation of their use and safety as an aquatic vegetation control tool. All grass carp survived tag placement surgery and stocking into assigned reservoirs. However, beginning 7 months...