Timmy B. Hess

The Impact of Daily Creel Limits on Sport Fish Harvest in Georgia

Completed-trip information was analyzed from 6 access-type creel census surveys in Georgia to evaluate the impact of statewide creel limits on restricting sport fish harvest. Interview data from 3 river surveys (1988) and 3 reservoir surveys (1 in 1985 and 2 in 1988) were analyzed to determine what percent of anglers caught the daily limit for largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides), crappie (Pomoxis spp.), and sunfish, and to determine what percent of anglers would be affected by various daily creel limits for these species and for catfish (lctalurus spp.), which currently have no creel...

Characteristics Of 1975-76 Georgia Resident Fishing License Holders

A 1975-76 resident fishing license holder survey was conducted to obtain data on the characteristics of Georgia anglers. Sixty-four percent of all anglers were men. The average number offishing trips per person per year was 17. More anglers fished in ponds at least once (51 %) than in any other type of water. Mountain streams supported the heaviest fishing pressure (182 trips! hal. Nearly half of all anglers (45%) supported an increase in license fees if the funds were used solely for fisheries management purposes.

The Occurrence and Distribution of Larval Fish in the Cumberland River

The seasonal distribution of larval fish in the Cumberland River was studied in 1974 and 1975 as part of an environmental monitoring program at the site of the proposed Hartsville Nuclear Power Plant near Dixon Springs, Tennessee. Meter and half-meter diameter nets were used to collect 13,571 larval or young juvenile fish of 13 families during evening hours from April to mid-August. Clupeids, catostomids and Lepomis sp. dominated the collections during both years. Concentrations of larval fish were significantly IP≤ 0.05) higher in the Dixon Creek backwater area than in the river proper....