Accession Number : ADA188978

Title :   Investigation of the Fisheries of Africa, Buck, and Judd Lakes, Louisiana.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Sanders, Larry G ; Baker, John A

PDF Url : ADA188978

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This study was conducted in September and October of 1986 for the purpose of documenting the fish population characteristics of Africa, Buck, and Judd Lakes, Louisiana. Fish communities throughout the study area were dominated by gizzard and threadfin shad by numbers and weight. Sportfishes were present in each of the lakes, with white crappie being the dominant species in this group. Standing crop estimates are similar to those estimates obtained by other researchers in various lakes throughout the Southeast; however, standing crop estimates of sport and commercial fishes are somewhat lower, as are the percentages of available sport and commercial fishes. White crappie and bluegill appear to have favorable spawning success; however, both populations appear to be stunted. Conversely, large mouth bass do not appear to have favorable spawning success in any of the lakes sampled. Condition factors calculated for selected species are comparable with those of similar habitats.

Descriptors :   *FISHERIES, *POPULATION, COMMERCE, COMMUNITIES, ESTIMATES, FISHES, LAKES, LOUISIANA, AQUATIC BIOLOGY, SAMPLING

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE