Blue Ridge Spring Sport Fish Survey Results

 2008200620042003
Hours electrofished6666
Total number of black bass181856626
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches)90.20%6084.673.0
Number of largemouth bass102601321
Number of smallmouth bass2316445
Number of spotted bass56990
Number of crappie0101
Number of white crappie0000
Number of black crappie0101
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour)30.214.2114.3
Average weight (pounds)1.11.71.41.5
Largest black bass (pounds)*5.25.52.25.7
Disease/parasites5.00%1.2%1.5%11.5%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds2201
Number weighing more than 4 pounds2301
Number weighing more than 3 pounds460NA