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Table Hy06: Changes in the fishery of Lake Taneycomo resulting from cold water releases below Table Rock Dam

Changes in the fishery of Lake Taneycomo resulting from cold water releases below Table Rock Dam.
Species % of standing stock (1958 and 1959) Annual sportfish yield (% by weight)
'60 '61 '62 '63 '64 '65 '66 '67 '68 '71
Black bass 8.7 8 4 3 4 2 3 2 3 1 2
Crappie 4.6 21 11 5 5 3 4 3 0 0 0
Other sunfish 13.2 3 2 5 9 1 2 2 4 2 3
Walleye 0.4 2 1 1 * * 0 0 0 0 0
Catfish 9.7 5 3 1 2 1 1 2 3 0 *
Common carp 11.9 * 1 1 0 * 0 0 * 0 0
Rainbow trout 0 57 68 81 78 92 90 92 90 96 95

*Indicates less than 0.5% of catch.

Source: Shirley (1992).

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