Watts Bar Spring Sport Fish Survey Results

 201420132012201120102009200820072006
Hours electrofished 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Total number of black bass 1053 1131 731 940 1372 1140 1331 969 927
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 75.0% 73.40% 78.97% 78.90% 82.90% 79.90% 66.70% 65.8 64.4
Number of largemouth bass 997 1073 666 880 1314 1088 1278 891 820
Number of smallmouth bass 51 57 65 56 55 48 44 72 84
Number of spotted bass 5 1 0 4 3 4 9 6 23
Number of crappie 285 832 200 166 244 283 339 326 609
Number of white crappie 195 755 178 112 162 198 270 264 329
Number of black crappie 90 77 22 54 82 85 69 62 280
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 58.5 62.8 40.6 52.2 76.2 63.3 73.9 53.8 51.5
Average weight (pounds) 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.46 1.8
Largest black bass (pounds) 6.4 6.4 5.6 6.8 6.1 6.7 6.3 6.1 6.5
Disease/parasites 10.7% 2.90% 11.60% 14.40% 8.76% 12.06% 9.60% 4.83% 2.6%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 2 4 6 4 9 11 6 3 10
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 28 37 18 23 37 28 31 22 28
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 100 125 68 83 99 70 86 72 76