Nickajack Spring Sport Fish Survey Results

 201420132012201120102009200820072006
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 314 469 381 451 286 366 233 412 236
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 92.3% 80.04% 75.33% 81.96% 93.64% 83.10% 78.26% 74.71 80.9
Number of largemouth bass 312 461 377 438 283 355 230 344 236
Number of smallmouth bass 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Number of spotted bass 2 8 4 12 3 10 3 68 0
Number of crappie 0 2 109 53 0 13 4 55 1
Number of white crappie 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
Number of black crappie 0 2 107 52 0 13 4 55 0
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 52.3 78.2 63.5 75.2 47.7 61 38.8 68.7 39.3
Average weight (pounds) 2 2.1 2 2.3 2.2 2.1 2 1.6 1.6
Largest black bass (pounds) 7.2 8.7 6.8 7.1 6.8 6.1 5.9 4.9 6.3
Disease/parasites 12.7% 5.80% 10.00% 6.40% 10.10% 11.50% 5.20% 8.50% 3%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 8 12 5 8 5 8 2 0 2
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 21 30 14 22 18 21 7 3 3
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 55 63 49 73 49 60 23 8 10