Tellico Spring Sport Fish Survey Results

 2008200620042003
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