S. P. Filipek

Angler Use, Success, and Characteristics on Greers Ferry Tailwater, Arkansas, with Implications to Management

A roving creel survey was conducted on the Greers Ferry tailwater, Arkansas, from 1988 through 1992. Estimated angler use was high, averaging 295,319 angler hours and 1,006.5 angler hours per hectare annually. Estimated harvest of rainbow trout was high and consisted of mostly catchable size, stocked fish. Only 25% of rainbow trout caught were released. Catch of trophy size brown trout declined after the implementation of a 406-mm (16-inch) minimum length 2 fish per day creel limit in January 1990.

Computer Assisted Techniques for Standardized Fisheries Data Collection and Analysis

Fisheries personnel of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have developed a standardized system of collecting, analyzing, and reporting electrofishing and rotenone sample data. The system utilizes microcomputers and custom written Microsoft QuickBasic Version 4.0 programs and dBASE files to compile sample data, generate reports, and store information in a statewide database. This system provides fish managers with a quick method for processing data with in-depth analysis while relieving them of time consuming manual processing of sample data. Processing of data is performed by a...

Fish Community Structure and Zonation Related to Stream Habitat

Twenty-seven quantitative fish collections and site habitat analyses were performed from October 1985 to April 1988 in the Little Missouri River in Southwest Arkansas. Longitudinal addition of fish species (from 9 to 30) corresponded to downstream change in physical habitat. Species diversity increased from headwaters to midreaches and was positively correlated with increasing stream size, decreasing particle substrate size, depth, and development of alluvial riffle/pool morphology. The prime factor associated with the increasing fish species diversity was the corresponding increase in...