Table Bc10: Creel Parameters for the Black River Basin

Table Bc10:  Creel Parameters for the Black River Basin

 

Summary of select creel parameters reported in the Missouri Statewide Angler Survey (1983-1988) for the Black River. Because of limited angler contacts (698 anglers surveyed during the 6-year period), all data for all years were combined.
Species Preference No. Anglers % of Anglers % of Hours Catch Rate (No./hr) Harvest Rate (No./hr) Fishing Quality Rating 10=Best Ave. Trip Length (hrs)
Black Bass 197 28 23 0.9 0.2 3.6 5.4
Anything 172 25 25 1.0 0.5 3.8 4.7
Catfishes 161 23 21 0.4 0.2 5.0 5.5
Sunfishes 96 14 26 2.2 1.0 2.8 4.8
Shadow Bass 30 4 2 0.8 0.5 3.7 6.8
Crappies 21 3 2 0.7 0.6 4.4 4.8
Walleye 14 2 1 0.3 0.2 5.8 4.1
Buffalo 4 1 <1 0.4 0.4 8.0 10.0
Carp 3 <1 <1 0.3 0.3 8.0 12.0
Drum - - - - - - -
Gars - - - - - - -
Pickerel - - - - - - -
Trout - - - - - - -
Suckers - - - - - - -
Shad - - - - - - -
Average       1.1 0.5 5.1 3.9

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