Table Bc07: Regulation Experiment to Improve Fishing

Table Bc07: Regulation Experiment to Improve Fishing

Survey Investigator/Year Years Surveyed Purpose Findings
Creel Census of Huzzah and Courtois creeks Fleener 1971 1958-68 Estimate annual fishing pressure and catch 80% of catch under 12 in.
Harvest of fish from Huzzah Creek Fleener 1974 1969-73 Effects of 12 in. length limit on Smallmouth Bass on fish harvest. Fish harvest increased to 35.5 lbs/acre. 12 in. limit was effective.
Harvest of fish from Courtois Creek Fleener 1974 1969-73 Evaluate the effect of catch-and-release on Smallmouth Bass. Fish harvest increase to 40.5 lbs/acre. 12 in. limit was effective.

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Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.

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