Robert C. Summerfelt

Factors Affecting the Vertical Distribution of White Crappie (Pomoxis Annularisj in Two Oklahoma Reservoirs

Mean depth of capture of the white crappie in horizontal, bottom set gill nets in Arbuckle Reservoir in 1973 was not statistically different from that in this reservoir in 1974, or from that in Eufaula Reservoir (determined by collection in vertical gill nets) in 1968. The white crappie depth distribution was generally similar in these two reservoirs, and there was a seasonal cycle of distribution related primarily to changes in temperature and dissolved oxygen. Lake Arbuckle was acutely stratified by midsummer of both years, Stratification in this reservoir appeared to force white crappie...

Year
1974

Seasonal Variation in Food and Diel Periodicity in Feeding of Northern Largemouth Bass, Micropterus S. Salmoides (Lacepede), in an Oklahoma Reservoir

Food habits of 810 northern largemouth bass, 91-2724 g total weight (age groups 0-7) were determined from collections made June 1968 through November 1969 in an 808-hectare, Oklahoma reservoir. Bass were colIected by traversing the shoreline with an electrofishing apparatus and bass stomach contents observed with a gastroscope. Fifty-five percent of all bass stomachs were empty. Similar observations over a wide geographic area were reviewed and the suggestion was made that 56% occurrence of empty stomachs may be used as a guide to evaluate availability of forage for largemouth bass. Bass...

Year
1973

Homing Behavior of Flathead Catfish, Pylodictis Olivaris (Rafinesque), Tagged with Ultrasonic Transmitters

Homing behavior of flathead catfish in an Oklahoma reservoir was observed by tracking fish bearing a 74 kHz transmitter which had been implanted in the peritoneal cavity. Homing is described from 1,190 fixes (site locations) obtained on 22 flathead catfish. The average tracking interval was 18.7 days. Homing occurred in 8 of 12 (67%) fish displaced a distance of 1.3-2.7 km from the site of capture. Average accuracy of homing fish was within 182m of the original site of capture. One transmitter tagged fish, displaced 1.82 km, returned to the site of capture within 1.7 days. All 12 displaced...

Year
1973

Rate Of Loss Of Ring And Spaghetti Tags On Flathead Catfish, Pylodictis Olivaris (Rafinesque)

During 1968-1971 a total of 494 flathead catfish were tagged with ring and/ or spaghetti tags. Of 175 recaptures, III were by the authors and 64 were by fishermen. Application of ring tags to the pectoral spine and spaghetti (T-bar, 1chor type) tags to the operculum is described. The anchor tags were applie t to the operculum by piercing the bone with the needle of the tag applicator. Ting tags of monel metal were held totally by encirclement of the base of the pectoral spine. Rates of tag loss were measured from fish marked and recaptured March 1968 through October 1971. For both tag...

Year
1972

Performance Evaluation Of A 74 Kilocycle/ Second Transmitter For Behavioral Studies On Reservoir Fishes

Ultrasonic transmitters were commercially purchased. They were cylindrical in shape, 90 mm long by 19 mm in diameter, and they weighed 29.5 g, with battery, in water. They transmitted at a frequency of 74 kilocycles/second. The number of days of active transmission was related to battery type and impulse rate. Transmitters emitting a greater number of impulses per second, with a range of 2.4 to 5.8, tended to stop transmitting sooner than those emitting fewer impulses per second. The difference in longevity between a 3 and 6 impulse per second transmitter was estimated to be 14 days....

Year
1971

Food Habits Of The Carp, Cyprinus Carpio L., In Five Oklahoma Reservoirs

Alimentary tracts were examined of 1010 carp collected with gill and trammel nets by commercial fishermen from four riverine reservoirs, and 211 adult and 45 young carp from Lake Carl Blackwell, a headwaters reservoir. The alimentary tract contents of carp in five Oklahoma reservoirs contained algae, plant fragments, seeds, entomostraca, chironomids, Chaoborus, pelecypoqs, caddisflies, Ceratopogonidae, animal fragments, and organic and inorganic matter. Terrestrial insects were of rare occurrence. The major volumetric constituents in the alimentary tracts of carp from the riverine...

Year
1970