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Spring Sportfish Survey Results

For 2013 and previous years

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Apalachia

Parameter
2008
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 4 6
Total number of black bass 130 97 21 72
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 76.92% 77.4 85.7 75.0
Number of largemouth bass 78 62 14 49
Number of smallmouth bass 25 20 2 13
Number of spotted bass 27 15 5 10
Number of crappie 0 0 1 2
Number of white crappie 0 0 0 0
Number of black crappie 0 0 1 2
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 21.7 16.2 5.3 12.3
Average weight (pounds) 1.7 1.5 2 *
Largest black bass (pounds) 5 4.7 3.7 *
Disease/parasites 26.20% 12.4% 0% 1.3%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 0 0 0 *
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 1 2 0 *
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 8 8 2 NA

 

Bear Creek

Parameter
2009
2007
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 212 256 113 222 167
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 82.00% 53.41 62.6 80.1 67.0
Number of largemouth bass 165 176 91 141 111
Number of smallmouth bass 0 0 0 0 0
Number of spotted bass 47 80 22 81 56
Number of crappie 145 128 239 132 153
Number of white crappie 144 128 239 132 153
Number of black crappie 1 0 0 05 0
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 35.3 42.7 18.8 37 27.8
Average weight (pounds) 1.5 1.3 1.8 1.5 1.1
Largest black bass (pounds) 5.1 4.4 4.7 5.9 4.9
Disease/parasites 7.10% 4.30% 2.7% 1.4% 10.1%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 1 0 0 3 0
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 3 2 4 5 1
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 10 4 6 10 NA

 

Blue Ridge

Parameter
2008
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 181 85 66 26
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 90.20% 60 84.6 73.0
Number of largemouth bass 102 60 13 21
Number of smallmouth bass 23 16 44 5
Number of spotted bass 56 9 9 0
Number of crappie 0 1 0 1
Number of white crappie 0 0 0 0
Number of black crappie 0 1 0 1
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 30.2 14.2 11 4.3
Average weight (pounds) 1.1 1.7 1.4 1.5
Largest black bass (pounds) *5.2 5.5 2.2 5.7
Disease/parasites 5.00% 1.2% 1.5% 11.5%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 2 2 0 1
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 2 3 0 1
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 4 6 0 NA

 

Boone

Parameter
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 12 12 12 12 12 12
Total number of black bass 526 378 343 271 213 217
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 83.41% 79.00 78.9 86 87.6 71.1
Number of largemouth bass 405 272 254 186 154 161
Number of smallmouth bass 108 100 85 82 58 56
Number of spotted bass 13 6 4 3 1 0
Number of crappie 39 54 47 30 32 12
Number of white crappie 6 9 23 20 2 5
Number of black crappie 33 45 24 10 30 7
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 43.8 31.5 28.5 22.5 17.7 18
Average weight (pounds) 1.8 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.5
Largest black bass (pounds) 5.7 5.7 5.6 6 5.1 4.7
Disease/parasites 23.90% 12.35% 15.6% 2.6% 7.5% 28.3%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 2 5 4 2 1 0
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 19 11 16 6 5 2
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 58 35 39 25 13 NA

 

Cedar Creek

Parameter
2009
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 299 388 210 190 140 156
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 58.99% 63.49 69.6 69.8 67.9 60.9
Number of largemouth bass 217 241 168 149 112 128
Number of smallmouth bass 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of spotted bass 82 147 42 41 28 28
Number of crappie 73 80 162 146 156 43
Number of white crappie 73 80 155 145 156 43
Number of black crappie 0 0 7 1 0 0
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 49.8 64.7 35 31.7 23.3 26
Average weight (pounds) 1.6 1.5 2.4 1.8 1.8 1.5
Largest black bass (pounds) 8.1 8.3 8.7 8.3 8.4 7.3
Disease/parasites 9.40% 2.80% 1.4% 1.6% 4.3% 10.6%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 7 10 18 6 2 3
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 15 16 28 13 9 5
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 22 21 37 21 17 NA

 

Chatuge

Parameter
2008
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 447 169 234 86
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 93.75% 85.2 80.4 46.5
Number of largemouth bass 48 54 51 34
Number of smallmouth bass 0 0 0 0
Number of spotted bass 399 115 183 52
Number of crappie 3 3 41 1
Number of white crappie 0 0 0 0
Number of black crappie 3 3 41 1
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 74.5 28.2 39 14.3
Average weight (pounds) 2 2.3 1.9 1.1
Largest black bass (pounds) 7.5 5.9 6.5 3.2
Disease/parasites 4.30% 6.5% 1.7% 1.1%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 2 3 1 0
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 6 9 2 0
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 12 15 6 NA

 

Cherokee

Parameter
2009
2007
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 94 329 172 74 101
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 57.95% 40.46 63.1 69.4 64.3
Number of largemouth bass 88 304 160 72 95
Number of smallmouth bass 1 2 1 0 0
Number of spotted bass 5 23 11 2 6
Number of crappie 4 17 42 3 7
Number of white crappie 0 7 17 1 3
Number of black crappie 4 10 25 2 4
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 15.7 54.8 28.7 12.3 16.8
Average weight (pounds) 1.3 1.6 2 1.2 1.5
Largest black bass (pounds) 3.5 5.1 4.5 3.1 4.4
Disease/parasites 9.60% 7.90% 26.2% 10.8% 15.8%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 0 1 0 0 0
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 0 3 2 0 1
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 3 7 10 1 NA

 

Chickamauga

Parameter
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Hours electrofished 18 18 18 18 18 12 18 18
Total number of black bass 1181 1154 1190 1192 953 859 1101 709
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 78.20% 77.10% 75.80% 80.70% 80.40% 72.40% 63.20 71.8
Number of largemouth bass 1130 1057 1040 1109 829 750 940 608
Number of smallmouth bass 9 14 32 30 29 20 38 22
Number of spotted bass 42 83 118 53 95 89 123 79
Number of crappie 397 335 440 177 519 152 149 32
Number of white crappie 102 60 11 25 11 30 11 3
Number of black crappie 295 275 429 152 508 122 138 29
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 65.1 64.1 66.1 66.2 52.9 71.5 61.1 39.4
Average weight (pounds) 2.1 2.2 2.1 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.3
Largest black bass (pounds) 9.4 9.4 8.9 8.7 11 9.5 6.7 7.1
Disease/parasites 4.63% 5.76% 5.76% 6.80% 10.40% 10.05% 5.50% 3.6%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 46 38 23 20 26 17 8 7
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 98 89 54 39 45 33 20 14
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 193 219 150 74 84 59 50 39

 

Douglas

Parameter
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Hours electrofished 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Total number of black bass 795 529 864 929 1061 1061 722 967
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 74.67% 64.33% 55.45% 52.48% 63.80% 54.25% 45.10 70.7
Number of largemouth bass 774 495 806 907 1037 1034 704 914
Number of smallmouth bass 20 33 58 22 24 27 18 53
Number of spotted bass 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of crappie 418 132 77 49 54 109 98 74
Number of white crappie 327 76 22 7 27 69 48 31
Number of black crappie 91 56 55 42 27 40 50 43
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 44.16 29.3 48 56.1 58.9 57.4 40.1 53.7
Average weight (pounds) 1.7 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.26 1.26
Largest black bass (pounds) 6.1 5.7 5.4 7.6 5.9 6 4.4 6.3
Disease/parasites 13.20% 8.36% 14.90% 12.43% 15.90% 24.00% 4.06% 4.2%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 2 2 2 4 3 6 0 8
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 19 5 4 11 10 19 5 17
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 63 14 17 22 30 42 17 41

 

Fontana

Parameter
2010
2009
2007
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 12 12 12 12 12 12
Total number of black bass 274 533 431 493 325 444
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 91.45% 88.6 65.4 69.1 69.3 67.8
Number of largemouth bass 42 123 159 218 147 226
Number of smallmouth bass 63 146 199 204 142 213
Number of spotted bass 169 264 73 71 36 5
Number of crappie 0 14 1 1 4 0
Number of white crappie 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of black crappie 0 14 1 1 4 0
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 22.8 44.4 35.9 41 27.1 37.1
Average weight (pounds) 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.5
Largest black bass (pounds) 3.6 5.4 5.3 . 7.1 4.9
Disease/parasites 2.20% 10.00% 5.30% 9.1% 2.9% 6.2%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 0 1 1 1 1 0
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 0 2 1 0 1 1
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 2 4 3 10 9 NA

 

Fort Loudoun

Parameter
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Hours electrofished 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Total number of black bass 957 728 950 959 1415 1808 1034 730
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 60.43% 85.62% 74.80% 77.80% 79.47% 54.23% 67 83.6
Number of largemouth bass 910 668 868 864 1262 1630 925 608
Number of smallmouth bass 47 60 80 95 152 178 109 92
Number of spotted bass 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
Number of crappie 549 207 246 211 243 321 374 150
Number of white crappie 445 147 150 160 170 219 277 137
Number of black crappie 104 60 96 51 73 102 97 13
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 53.1 40.4 52.7 53.2 78.6 100.4 57.4 40.5
Average weight (pounds) 1.46 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.1 1.26 1.4 1.4
Largest black bass (pounds) 6.4 5.7 7.6 6.4 7.5 6.4 7.5 6.7
Disease/parasites 6.26% 8.33% 11.30% 7.60% 12.50% 18.70% 8.83% 4.3%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 9 3 5 8 6 5 6 6
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 25 19 15 29 18 19 22 18
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 51 43 61 58 37 48 65 36

 

Great Falls

Parameter
2011
2009
2007
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 200 306 367 425 99 153
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 72.39% 56.02% 43.38 58.4 64.8 50.9
Number of largemouth bass 163 266 325 358 54 104
Number of smallmouth bass 0 0 1 2 3 0
Number of spotted bass 37 40 41 65 42 49
Number of crappie 53 198 16 46 0 11
Number of white crappie 47 165 13 39 0 9
Number of black crappie 6 33 3 7 0 2
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 33.3 51 61.2 70.8 16.5 25.5
Average weight (pounds) 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.1 0.9 1.1
Largest black bass (pounds) 5.6 4.5 5.4 4.4 3 5.1
Disease/parasites 11.50% 5.20% 1.40% 3.5% 1% 6.5%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 1 0 1 0 0 2
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 1 3 1 4 0 3
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 1 4 4 9 0 NA

 

Guntersville

Parameter
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Hours electrofished 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 24
Total number of black bass 1079 1377 1078 1663 1256 936 683 956
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 63.00% 67.22% 85.60% 72.14 77.99 63.9 78.38 75.2
Number of largemouth bass 1065 1193 938 1587 1145 837 594 888
Number of smallmouth bass 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Number of spotted bass 14 183 138 76 111 99 89 68
Number of crappie 68 98 68 119 111 252 67 171
Number of white crappie 29 29 1 0 0 11 3 7
Number of black crappie 39 69 67 119 111 241 64 164
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 59.9 76.5 59.8 92.3 69.7 52.0 37.9 39.8
Average weight (pounds) 2.3 2.3 2.2 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.2 1.9
Largest black bass (pounds) 8.9 8.1 7.5 8.3 8.6 8 7.1 6.1
Disease/parasites 6.20% 3.26% 5.03% 9.26% 17.46% 6.10% 11.13% 2.3%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 45 24 20 25 35 17 9 12
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 110 69 50 80 87 52 30 41
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 178 196 148 167 190 131 90 110

 

Hiwassee

Parameter 2008 2006 2004 2003
Hours electrofished
6
6
6
6
Total number of black bass 377 223 170 185
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 87.65 70.2 60.7 63.7
Number of largemouth bass 81 47 61 61
Number of smallmouth bass 47 60 20 42
Number of spotted bass 249 116 89 82
Number of crappie 1 0 5 3
Number of white crappie 0 0 0 0
Number of black crappie 1 0 5 3
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 62.8 37.2 28.3 30.8
Average weight (pounds) 1.8 1.5 1.9 *
Largest black bass (pounds) 4.7 4.5 5.3 *
Disease/parasites 2.70% 2.7% 0.6% 4.3%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 0 0 1 *
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 2 2 3 *
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 9 3 4 NA

 

Kentucky

Parameter 2013
2012
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Hours electrofished 18 18 12 15 30 36 30 36
Total number of black bass 840 1273 342 1032 2403 905 1218 1,448
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 71.73% 64.13% 82.19% 65.55% 35.90% 59.5 64.4 76
Number of largemouth bass 803 1118 337 1019 2274 799 1120 1,265
Number of smallmouth bass 25 117 3 8 68 54 72 76
Number of spotted bass 12 38 2 5 61 52 26 107
Number of crappie 303 218 141 89 391 64 171 237
Number of white crappie 259 201 114 57 316 54 146 161
Number of black crappie 44 17 27 32 75 10 25 76
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 46.6 70.7 28.5 68.8 80.12 25.1 40.6 40.2
Average weight (pounds) 1.85 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.8 1.5 1.56 1.6
Largest black bass (pounds) 7.6 6.7 7.2 6.8 8.6 6.1 6.3 8.1
Disease/parasites 5.76% 4.76% 8.45% 16.60% 25.08% 8.08 4.5% 4.6%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 8 2 7 5 13 2 8 11
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 19 11 19 18 36 10 22 31
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 83 37 35 49 107 26 52 75

 

Little Bear Creek

Parameter
2008
2006
2005
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 418 330 277 371 308
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 83.82% 69 75.7 63.6 57.7
Number of largemouth bass 346 284 189 308 202
Number of smallmouth bass 1 2 1 5 9
Number of spotted bass 71 44 87 58 97
Number of crappie 38 76 132 55 31
Number of white crappie 38 76 132 52 31
Number of black crappie 0 0 0 3 0
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 69.7 55 46.2 61.8 51.3
Average weight (pounds) 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2
Largest black bass (pounds) 7.2 8 7.5 4.5 5.5
Disease/parasites 7.70% 2.4% 2.5% 4.3% 3.5%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 7 3 3 0 2
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 10 4 6 3 4
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 15 8 8 6 NA

 

Melton Hill

Parameter
2009
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 368 424 83 455
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 80.40% 43.2 66.7 65.5
Number of largemouth bass 347 412 75 442
Number of smallmouth bass 21 12 7 13
Number of spotted bass 0 0 1 0
Number of crappie 11 100 5 76
Number of white crappie 9 79 4 60
Number of black crappie 2 21 1 16
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 61.3 70.7 13.8 75.8
Average weight (pounds) 1.1 1 0.9 0.9
Largest black bass (pounds) 5.8 4.8 3.3 3.9
Disease/parasites 12.50% 1.7% 3.6% 9.8%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 1 0 0 0
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 1 1 0 0
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 5 4 1 NA

 

Nickajack

Parameter
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 469 381 451 286 366 233 412 236
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 80.04% 75.33% 81.96% 93.64% 83.10% 78.26% 74.71 80.9
Number of largemouth bass 461 377 438 283 355 230 344 236
Number of smallmouth bass 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Number of spotted bass 8 4 12 3 10 3 68 0
Number of crappie 2 109 53 0 13 4 55 1
Number of white crappie 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
Number of black crappie 2 107 52 0 13 4 55 0
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 78.2 63.5 75.2 47.7 61 38.8 68.7 39.3
Average weight (pounds) 2.1 2 2.3 2.2 2.1 2 1.6 1.6
Largest black bass (pounds) 8.7 6.8 7.1 6.8 6.1 5.9 4.9 6.3
Disease/parasites 5.80% 10.00% 6.40% 10.10% 11.50% 5.20% 8.50% 3%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 12 5 8 5 8 2 0 2
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 30 14 22 18 21 7 3 3
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 63 49 73 49 60 23 8 10

 

Normandy

Parameter
2011
2008
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 328 449 352 276 312
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 80.86% 90.53% 84.9 85.1 60.5
Number of largemouth bass 209 190 185 161 183
Number of smallmouth bass 3 16 6 9 14
Number of spotted bass 116 243 161 106 115
Number of crappie 50 30 20 42 68
Number of white crappie 0 2 10 4 11
Number of black crappie 50 28 10 38 57
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 54.7 74.8 58.7 46 52
Average weight (pounds) 2.1 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.9
Largest black bass (pounds) 7.1 6.7 7.5 6.2 5.9
Disease/parasites 4.00% 29.40% 6.3% 5.8% 8.3%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 9 3 4 5 3
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 16 13 10 10 12
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 30 31 27 19 NA

 

Norris

Parameter 2008 2006 2004 2003
Hours electrofished 12 12 12 12
Total number of black bass 497 310 123 214
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 82.50% 68.3 47.3 55.7
Number of largemouth bass 344 193 95 95
Number of smallmouth bass 31 18 2 15
Number of spotted bass 122 99 26 104
Number of crappie 302 117 25 79
Number of white crappie 8 11 0 5
Number of black crappie 294 106 25 74
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 41.4 25.3 10.3 17.8
Average weight (pounds) 1.3 2.6 1.5 1
Largest black bass (pounds) 4.6 4.7 3.4 3.2
Disease/parasites 8.85% 10.8% 2% 4.8%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 0 0 0 0
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 5 2 0 0
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 10 7 2 NA

 

Nottely

Parameter
2009
2007
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 310 512 159 209 90
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 63.64% 66.67 36.7 78.5 21.1
Number of largemouth bass 44 93 49 65 29
Number of smallmouth bass 0 4 1 3 0
Number of spotted bass 266 415 109 141 61
Number of crappie 1 34 24 21 0
Number of white crappie 0 0 0 0 0
Number of black crappie 1 34 24 21 0
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 51.7 85.3 26.5 34.8 15
Average weight (pounds) 1.4 1.2 2 2.3 1
Largest black bass (pounds) 5.1 5.1 5.5 7.7 3.5
Disease/parasites 8.20% 1.20% 0 0 6.6%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 1 1 1 3 0
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 1 2 2 11 0
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 1 3 5 20 NA
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Parksville

Parameter
2012
2011
2010
2009
2007
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 110 261 270 352 500 234 207 149
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 62.50% 95.65% 75.00% 90.48% 97.37 94.5 70.6 43.6
Number of largemouth bass 8 23 16 42 76 110 68 105
Number of smallmouth bass 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 8
Number of spotted bass 102 238 254 308 424 120 138 36
Number of crappie 0 2 1 2 2 18 9 7
Number of white crappie 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
Number of black crappie 0 2 1 2 0 17 8 7
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 18.3 43.5 45 58.7 83.3 39 34.5 24.8
Average weight (pounds) 1.7 2 1.2 1.7 1.5 1.7 1 1.1
Largest black bass (pounds) 2.4 6.2 3 4.9 6 6.3 3.1 3.4
Disease/parasites 1.80% 2.70% 1.90% 6.50% 0.80% 3.8% 1.9% 5.3%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 0 3 0 2 3 3 0 0
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 0 4 0 3 5 13 1 NA

 

Pickwick

Parameter
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Hours electrofished 18 18
18
18
18
18
18
18
Total number of black bass 1474 1316
1110
1388
1202
979
859
637
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 60.76% 70.88%
80.00%
64.55%
60.90%
74.20%
68.8
50.3
Number of largemouth bass 1254 996
843
1137
654
821
681
592
Number of smallmouth bass 188 275
221
171
95
95
126
36
Number of spotted bass 32 45
46
80
34
63
52
9
Number of crappie 224 41
150
22
72
100
36
27
Number of white crappie 182 24
111
15
61
79
29
16
Number of black crappie 42 17
39
7
11
21
7
11
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 81.8 73.11
61.6
77.11
66.7
54.3
47.7
35.3
Average weight (pounds) 1.67 1.6
1.76
1.5
1.6
1.60
1.60
1.30
Largest black bass (pounds) 7.2 9.6
6.6
9.3
6
7.2
7.3
5.7
Disease/parasites 3.66% 4.03%
5.66%
6.56%
10.80%
6.60%
8.03%
4.6%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 17 4
5
2
5
7
4
1
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 39 18
24
9
10
18
7
5
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 91 48
78
42
43
48
42
23

 

South Holston

Parameter
2009
2007
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 95 242 146 86 107
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 90.16% 86.73 73.6 66.7 67.2
Number of largemouth bass 55 98 80 48 45
Number of smallmouth bass 34 144 66 38 62
Number of spotted bass 0 0 0 0 0
Number of crappie 84 76 55 25 9
Number of white crappie 0 1 0 0 0
Number of black crappie 84 75 55 25 9
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 15.8 40.3 24.3 14.3 17.8
Average weight (pounds) 2.9 2.2 1.9 1.8 2.1
Largest black bass (pounds) 6.7 6 5.6 4.3 5.3
Disease/parasites 5.30% 11.20% 4.1% 8.1% 5.6%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 3 4 2 0 2
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 11 6 6 1 7
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 25 26 21 5 NA

 

Tellico

Parameter
2008
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 445 250 164 281
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 70.40% 82.4 76.3 69.7
Number of largemouth bass 250 125 93 181
Number of smallmouth bass 126 79 36 76
Number of spotted bass 69 46 35 24
Number of crappie 6 10 6 15
Number of white crappie 2 6 2 11
Number of black crappie 4 4 4 4
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 74.2 41.7 27.3 46.8
Average weight (pounds) 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.3
Largest black bass (pounds) 5.3 4.9 4 5.5
Disease/parasites 11.70% 11.6% 4.9 19.2%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 1 0 0 2
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 5 3 0 5
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 10 7 2 NA

 

Tims Ford

Parameter
2008
2007
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 142 286 155 149 188
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 81.31% 79.5 87.3 76.3 77.6
Number of largemouth bass 107 200 102 114 140
Number of smallmouth bass 26 59 40 19 44
Number of spotted bass 9 27 13 16 4
Number of crappie 15 18 29 29 22
Number of white crappie 0 2 9 1 7
Number of black crappie 15 16 20 28 15
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 23.7 47.7 25.8 24.8 31.3
Average weight (pounds) 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.7
Largest black bass (pounds) 4.8 4.7 4.1 3.8 3.7
Disease/parasites 20.40% 5.60% 13.5% 6.7% 14.3%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 0 0 0 0 0
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 1 2 1 0 0
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 6 10 11 7 NA

 

Upper Bear Creek

Parameter
2008
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 394 375 387 334
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 69.75% 64.2 65.4 42.5
Number of largemouth bass 238 268 237 151
Number of smallmouth bass 0 0 0 0
Number of spotted bass 156 107 150 183
Number of crappie 55 147 56 61
Number of white crappie 55 147 53 61
Number of black crappie 0 0 3 0
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 65.7 62.5 64.5 55.6
Average weight (pounds) 2.1 2.1 2.4 2
Largest black bass (pounds) 7 7.6 9 7.2
Disease/parasites 8.10% 1.6% 0.5% 3.8%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 9 14 20 13
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 26 24 35 25
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 51 42 49 NA

 

Watauga

Parameter
2009
2007
2006
2004
2003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 155 343 145 81 119
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 98.21% 93.43 82.3 87.2 90.7
Number of largemouth bass 56 137 62 39 56
Number of smallmouth bass 40 133 40 24 54
Number of spotted bass 59 73 43 18 9
Number of crappie 5 3 3 3 4
Number of white crappie 1 0 0 0 0
Number of black crappie 4 3 3 3 4
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 25.8 57.2 24.2 13.5 19.8
Average weight (pounds) 2.9 2.4 2.2 2.4 2.2
Largest black bass (pounds) 6.2 6.5 6.8 5.7 5.2
Disease/parasites 5.20% 5.80% 2.8% 3.7% 7.5%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 5 5 2 3 1
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 10 23 8 5 13
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 25 46 19 11 NA

 

Watts Bar

Parameter
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Hours electrofished 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Total number of black bass 1131 731 940 1372 1140 1331 969 927
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 73.40% 78.97% 78.90% 82.90% 79.90% 66.70% 65.8 64.4
Number of largemouth bass 1073 666 880 1314 1088 1278 891 820
Number of smallmouth bass 57 65 56 55 48 44 72 84
Number of spotted bass 1 0 4 3 4 9 6 23
Number of crappie 832 200 166 244 283 339 326 609
Number of white crappie 755 178 112 162 198 270 264 329
Number of black crappie 77 22 54 82 85 69 62 280
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 62.8 40.6 52.2 76.2 63.3 73.9 53.8 51.5
Average weight (pounds) 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.46 1.8
Largest black bass (pounds) 6.4 5.6 6.8 6.1 6.7 6.3 6.1 6.5
Disease/parasites 2.90% 11.60% 14.40% 8.76% 12.06% 9.60% 4.83% 2.6%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 4 6 4 9 11 6 3 10
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 37 18 23 37 28 31 22 28
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 125 68 83 99 70 86 72 76

 

Wheeler

Parameter
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Hours electrofished 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 24
Total number of black bass 1315 879 1028 1292 1272 1477 1370 910
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 78.80% 80.07% 76.70% 72.84% 70.14% 55.50% 53.8 75.4
Number of largemouth bass 1227 753 910 1127 1159 1390 1265 797
Number of smallmouth bass 87 124 116 163 113 57 100 108
Number of spotted bass 1 2 2 2 0 30 5 5
Number of crappie 71 89 74 82 33 10 35 78
Number of white crappie 62 84 67 77 32 10 29 65
Number of black crappie 9 5 7 5 1 0 6 13
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 73 48.8 57.1 71.7 70.6 82 76.1 37.9
Average weight (pounds) 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.3
Largest black bass (pounds) 8.6 7.3 6.5 8 6.4 5.9 6.5 6.2
Disease/parasites 3.76% 6.60% 8.70% 8.06% 12.56% 3.50% 3.70% 1.9%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 54 14 8 7 8 5 7 5
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 119 37 38 24 21 14 31 15
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 263 125 109 74 59 53 81 41

 

Wilson

Parameter
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Hours electrofished 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Total number of black bass 696 734 872 1076 1070 845 1094 513
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 81.70% 69.80% 85.25% 87.50% 68.45% 65.90% 50.6 86.3
Number of largemouth bass 658 703 814 1041 1008 801 1020 431
Number of smallmouth bass 38 30 55 32 58 41 67 77
Number of spotted bass 0 1 3 3 4 3 7 5
Number of crappie 2 4 4 1 3 13 40 11
Number of white crappie 2 4 3 1 2 12 32 8
Number of black crappie 0 0 1 0 1 1 8 3
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 58 61.1 72.6 89.6 89.1 70.4 91.1 42.7
Average weight (pounds) 2.2 2.3 2 1.7 1.8 1.75 1.75 1.4
Largest black bass (pounds) 7.7 8.1 7.7 7.4 7 6.1 6 5.9
Disease/parasites 5.05% 3.20% 5.00% 9.75% 9.85% 4.35% 6.20% 3.7%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 30 18 18 7 7 3 5 1
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 69 49 50 29 21 20 13 3
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 135 134 136 101 85 52 45 15

 

 

           
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