Hiwassee Spring Sport Fish Survey Results

 2008200620042003
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