Watauga Spring Sport Fish Survey Results

 20092007200620042003
Hours electrofished 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of black bass 155 343 145 81 119
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 98.21% 93.43 82.3 87.2 90.7
Number of largemouth bass 56 137 62 39 56
Number of smallmouth bass 40 133 40 24 54
Number of spotted bass 59 73 43 18 9
Number of crappie 5 3 3 3 4
Number of white crappie 1 0 0 0 0
Number of black crappie 4 3 3 3 4
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 25.8 57.2 24.2 13.5 19.8
Average weight (pounds) 2.9 2.4 2.2 2.4 2.2
Largest black bass (pounds) 6.2 6.5 6.8 5.7 5.2
Disease/parasites 5.20% 5.80% 2.8% 3.7% 7.5%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 5 5 2 3 1
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 10 23 8 5 13
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 25 46 19 11 NA