Variation in angler distribution and catch rates of stocked rainbow trout in a small reservoir

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Abstract

We investigated the spatial and temporal relationship of catch rates and angler party location for two days following a publicly announced put-and-take stocking of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Catch rates declined with time since stocking and distance from stocking. We hypothesized that opportunity for high catch rates would cause anglers to fish near the stocking location and disperse with time, however distance between angler parties and stocking was highly variable at any given time. Spatially explicit differences in catch rates can affect fishing quality. Further research could investigate the variation between angler distribution and fish distribution within a waterbody.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Variation in angler distribution and catch rates of stocked rainbow trout in a small reservoir
Series title PLoS ONE
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0190745
Volume 13
Issue 1
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher PLOS
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Seattle
Description e0190745; 6 p.
First page 1
Last page 6
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