Wayne E. Swingle

Statistics on the Sport Fishery of the Mobile Delta During the Period of July 1, 1963, to June 30, 1964

The Mobile Delta was described in this study as the water area in Alabama lying between the Mobile Oauseway on the south and Highway 84 bridge on the Tombigbee River near Jackson, Alabama and Choctaw Bluff, Alabama on the Alabama River in Clark County on the north. It consisted of 31,549 acres of waster lying in a land areaapproximate1y 10 by 60 miles. The delta was divided into seven areas for the creel census. A creel census of the sport fishery was made in the area during July 1, 1963, to June 30, 1964. During this period a total of 49,922 sport fishermen fished the area and caught...

Year
1965

Estimation of Bass Numbers in a Farm Pond Prior to Draining with Electro-Shocking and Angling

The number of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) in a 3.5-acre experimenbal pond located at Auburn University Agricultural Experiment Station was estimated by mark and recovery techniques using both Schnabel and Peterson methods. Sampling was done wirth both electric shocker and angling. Estimates were made during two periods in 1962. Various estimates of the number of bass made in this study were fairly uniform. However, on draining the estimates were found to be in error by approximately 50 percent. Based on number of bass recovered at draining and the computed percentage of...

Year
1965

Commercial Fishing in the Mobile Delta, Alabama During the Period of July 1, 1963 to June 30, 1964

A total of 205 licensed commercial fishermen fished in 31,549 acres of water of the Mobile Delta in Alabama north of U. S. Hig-hway 90 during the period July 1, 1963 to June 30, 1964. Forty-one (20 percent) of these fishermen were selected at random and interviewed. Information concerning catch, capital investment, gross income, net income, and operating expenses was obtained. It was assumed that this sample was representative of the 205 licensed freshwater commercial fishermen who fished the sample area and the data were calcuLated on this basis. Records of sales from retail and wholesale...

Year
1965