Ron Jarman

Production Of Striped Bass Fingerlings, Morone Saxatilis (Walbaum), On Oklahoma State Fish Hatcheries

Experimental culture of striped bass in Oklahoma State Fish Hatcheries was initiated in 1965. This work has resulted in several procedural guidelines which will enable the successful production of striped bass. The application of these guidelines to production on Oklahoma's antiquated State Fish Hatchery System is discussed. Factors which have influenced the application of desired methods on three State fish hatcheries are: Availability of sufficient water; fertility of ponds; aquatic vegetation; availability of equipment and supplies; quality of hatchery personnel; climate; amount and...


Food Habits Of The Bigmouth Buffalo In A Simulated Fish Farming Environment

Recent growth of commercial fish farming in the South Central United States has stimulated interest in the habits of fish species adaptable to fish farm environments. In 1964, the food habits of the bigmouth buffalo, Ictiobus cyprine/lus (Valenciennes), were determined in simulated fish farming ponds by comparison of available food and stomach contents. Results indicated competition with channel catfish for food occurred only when supplemental feed is introduced. In this situation channel catfish appear to be more vigorous competitors than buffalo. Stomach contents are compared...


Angling Success And Recreational Use On Twelve State-Owned Lakes In Oklahoma

Twelve state-owned lakes in Oklahoma were surveyed in 1965 to obtain data on sport fishing and recreational use. The lakes were virtually unmanaged and ranged in size from 26 to 180 surface acres. This project was designed to provide a basis for future management. Data was calculated on an I.B.M. 7040 computer. Average harvest in pounds per acre ranged from 22 to 107, with fishing pressure ranging from 138 to 622 hours per acre. The catch consisted mainly of largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, bullheads, redear sunfish and bluegill sunfish. Most of the fishing effort was...