Blue Ridge Spring Sport Fish Survey Results

 2008200620042003
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