W. Donald Baker

A "Fish Lok" For Passing Fishes Through Small Impoundment Structures

A method of locking fishes through a model representing a small impoundment structure was tested and found successful. Ten species of fishes were passed both upstream and downstream through two gates which were operated alternately and in such a manner as to provide attracting flows during the entire cycle.

Year
1966

Catfish Basket Comparison Study

A study was conducted which tested the orientation of the slotted opening in welded wire catfish baskets. Comparisons were made as to the catfish and gamefish catches when the slotted openings were set horizontally, vertically, or at random. Catch rates are presented in 48, 72, 96, and 120-hour set periods. Catfish (primarily white catfish) comprised 97.79 percent of the total weight, and were caught at an overall rate of 1.16 pounds per basket-day. The random, horizontal, and vertical opening baskets yielded 1.28, 1.06, and 1.15 pounds of catfish per basket-day, respectively. Catch...

Year
1962

A Comparative Study Of Two Catfish Basket Baits

A study comparing pressed cottonseed cake with fresh cut fish as baits for catfish baskets was conducted at High Rock Reservoir in Piedmont North Carolina. The average weight of catfish taken in cut-fish baited baskets was 0.29 lb. while those taken in cake-baited baskets averaged only 0.14 lb. Catch per basket-day in cut-fish baited baskets was: catfish, 1.170 lb.; carp, 0.009 lb. ; crappie, 0.025 lb.; sunfish, 0.001 lb.; and miscellaneous fishes, 0.003 lb. Comparable data from cottonseed cake-baited baskets were: catfish, 1.135 lb.; carp, 00405 lb.; crappie, 0.080 lb.; sunfish, 0.002 lb...

Year
1962