Victor J. DiCenzo

Trophy Largemouth Bass Abundance and Harvest in a Central Virginia Impoundment: Implications for Restrictive Slot Limits

Briery Creek Lake is a 342-ha impoundment in central Virginia that has become widely recognized as having Virginia's premier trophy largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) fishery. We estimated largemouth bass density (fish/ha) using a multiple census mark-recapture technique along a 3.2-km section of shoreline and by using the Leslie catch-depletion technique in a 4.1-ha cove. An access point creel survey was conducted in 1999 and 2000 to estimate angler catch and harvest. We used a dynamic pool model to simulate the effects of a newly imposed 356-610 mm protected slot limit with respect...


Use of Scale Pattern Analysis to Identify Age-0 Largemouth Bass Stocks in a Small Texas Reservoir

Scale pattern analysis was used to differentiate between stocked and wild age-0 largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) in New Mart Lake, Texas. Scale samples were collected from wild (intergrade) and stocked (Florida) largemouth bass during spring 1995. Stocked fish were tagged with coded wire tags to ensure proper identification. During fall 1995, 88 age-0 wild and stocked largemouth bass were collected by electrofishing. Using linear discriminant function analysis, correct classification for the 71 wild fish was 97%, while correct classification for the 17 stocked fish ranged from 53%...