Survey of stocking policies for tailwater trout fisheries in the southern United States

Progressive Fish-Culturist
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Abstract

A survey of the 16 southern states showed that 48 tailwaters in 13 states were stocked with trout in 1980. Of the almost 3.7 million trout released in these waters, 81% were of catchable size and 19% were fingerlings (< 150mm). Tailwaters received 32% of all trout stocked in the South; nearly 95% of the tailwater fish were rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri). A trend away from "put-grow-and-take" fisheries toward "put-and-take" fisheries was noted. Limited creel data confirmed that fishing pressure in southern tailwaters was heavy, and that 25 to 90% of the trout stocked were recovered by anglers

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Survey of stocking policies for tailwater trout fisheries in the southern United States
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1983)45[67:SOSPFT]2.0.CO;2
Volume 45
Issue 2
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Publisher location Philadelphia, PA
Contributing office(s) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Progressive Fish-Culturist
First page 67
Last page 71