Wheeler Spring Sport Fish Survey Results

 201420132012201120102009200820072006
Hours electrofished 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 24
Total number of black bass 1195 1315 879 1028 1292 1272 1477 1370 910
Percent harvestable (over 10 inches) 88.2% 78.80% 80.07% 76.70% 72.84% 70.14% 55.50% 53.8 75.4
Number of largemouth bass 1070 1227 753 910 1127 1159 1390 1265 797
Number of smallmouth bass 125 87 124 116 163 113 57 100 108
Number of spotted bass 0 1 2 2 2 0 30 5 5
Number of crappie 246 71 89 74 82 33 10 35 78
Number of white crappie 200 62 84 67 77 32 10 29 65
Number of black crappie 46 9 5 7 5 1 0 6 13
Electrofishing catch rate (per hour) 66.3 73 48.8 57.1 71.7 70.6 82 76.1 37.9
Average weight (pounds) 2.1 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.3
Largest black bass (pounds) 7.4 8.6 7.3 6.5 8 6.4 5.9 6.5 6.2
Disease/parasites 8.8% 3.76% 6.60% 8.70% 8.06% 12.56% 3.50% 3.70% 1.9%
Number weighing more than 5 pounds 14 54 14 8 7 8 5 7 5
Number weighing more than 4 pounds 73 119 37 38 24 21 14 31 15
Number weighing more than 3 pounds 218 263 125 109 74 59 53 81 41