Richard W. Christie

A Comparison of Sportfishing in the Santee and Cooper Rivers, South Carolina, Before Rediversion

A I-year sport fishing creel census, designed by North Carolina State University statisticians, was conducted on the Santee and Cooper rivers, South Carolina, from 26 February 1981 through 25 February 1982. Estimates of fishing effort, harvest, and success were obtained. The Santee River received more effort per unit area (81.0 hours/ha) but less total hours (96,215) than the Cooper River (50.9 hours/ha, 173,005 hours). Santee River fishermen expended most fishing effort (37.1 %) seeking black crappie, while largemouth bass was the species most sought (29.4%) by Cooper River fishermen....

Year
1983

Distribution of Spawning Blueback Herring on the West Branch of Cooper River and the Santee River, South Carolina

The distribution of spawning blueback herring was determined on the West Branch of Cooper River and on the Santee River, South Carolina. On the West Branch of Cooper River, the main river channel and abandoned ricefields were utilized for spawning. The use of tributaries for spawning was limited. On the Santee River, the main river channel and tributaries were utilized for spawning. Ranges for selected physical and chemical water quality characteristics associated with the distribution of spawning blueback herring were determined from 9 Cooper River and 15 Santee River sampling stations...

Year
1981