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Assessment of Electrofishing Bias, Angler Exploitation, and a Creel Survey, and Flathead Catfish Population Assessment in Lake Wilson, Alabama
Marshall, Matthew (2008-08-15)
A popular recreational and commercial catfish fishery for blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus, channel catfish I. punctatus, and to a lesser extent, flathead catfish Pylodictus olivaris exists on Lake Wilson, Alabama. Catfish ...
Distribution, abundance, and population characteristics of shoal bass in tributaries of the Chattahoochee River, Alabama
Stormer, David (2007-12-15)
The shoal bass Micropterus cataractae is the most recently described black bass species and in east-central Alabama, this fish only occurs in streams that flow into the Chattahoochee River. Recently, shoal bass were listed ...
Effects of hydrologic variation on dynamics of channel catfish and flathead catfish populations in regulated and unregulated rivers in the southeast USA
Sakaris, Peter (2006-12-15)
Altered flow regimes resulting from dam construction can have negative impacts on growth and recruitment of fishes in regulated river systems. The effects of hydrologic variation on channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus and ...
Effects of Spatial and Temporal Variability of Shoal Habitat on Stream Fish Assemblages in Chattahoochee Tributaries, Alabama
Kennon, Ronald (2007-12-15)
Abiotic factors associated with habitat quality may have profound effects on fish assemblage structure. Variability in physical habitat parameters as well as temporal fluctuation in characteristics such as water depth and ...
Effects of striped bass stocking on largemouth bass and spotted bass in Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama
Shepherd, Michael (2008-05-15)
Striped bass Morone saxatilis have been introduced into over 100 USA reservoirs over the last several decades to provide additional sport fishing opportunities and to control abundant shad, Dorosoma spp. populations. ...
The effects of tournament fishing on dispersal, population characteristics, and mortaltiy of black bass in Lake Martin, Alabama
Ricks, Benjamin (2006-05-15)
A great deal of black bass Micropterus spp. tournament activity occurs at Wind Creek State Park (WCSP), located at the north end of Lake Martin, Alabama. Because of the popularity of this location as a tournament processing ...
An Evaluation of the Catfish Fishery in Wilson Reservoir, Alabama
Holley, Michael (2006-12-15)
On Lake Wilson, Alabama, a popular recreational and commercial catfish fishery exists and this study was initiated to assess population metrics and estimate exploitation. Currently, creel or length limits are not used to ...
Genetic Effects on the Production of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Female X Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) Male Hybrid Fry
Ballenger, Joseph (2007-08-15)
The hybrid from the mating of a female channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) with a male blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) exhibits heterosis for various performance traits which would make it attractive to the commercial ...
Gray Triggerfish, Balistes Capriscus, Reproductive Behavior, Early Life History, and Competitive Interactions Between Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Simmons, Carrie (2008-08-15)
Gray triggerfish, Balistes capriscus, is a widely distributed species, important to both commercial and recreational fisheries. Other species of Balistidae display atypical behaviors compared to most other marine fishes ...
Investigating Interactions Between Channel Catfish and Other Sport Fishes in Alabama’s State Public Fishing Lakes
Leonard, David (2009-05-15)
Channel catfish Ictalurus puntatus is a popular sportfish maintained by annual stocking in Alabama's State Public Fishing Lakes. Channel catfish may negatively affect bluegill Lepomis macrochirus and largemouth bass ...
Movement, dispersal, and home ranges of tournament displaced largemouth and spotted bass in Lake Martin, Alabama
Hunter, Ryan (2006-12-15)
Anglers fishing in black bass tournaments often displace fish great distances from their site of capture and the effects of tournament displacement on movement and behavior of fish after release have been variable. ...
Oligotrophication Effects Following Diversion of Waste Effluent from an Embayment of Lake Martin, Alabama
Dickey, Richard (2006-12-15)
I examined the effects of nutrient diversion on water quality, phytoplankton, and macroinvertebrate and fish community structures over a 10-year period in Lake Martin, Alabama. In 2001, a pipeline began diverting treated ...