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Title: THE INFLUENCE OF RESERVOIR HYDROLOGY ON BLACK BASS RECRUITMENT IN ALABAMA RESERVOIRS

Name: Euten, Matthew Ricky

Degree: MS

Chair: Michael J. Maceina

Resides: FAA Library

University: Auburn University

Location: Auburn, Alabama

Date: 2005

Pages: 101

Keywords: black bass, recruitment, reservoir hydrology, reproductive success, year class

Abstract:

Historical (1989-2004) electrofishing catch-at-age data was assembled for largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides, spotted bass M punctulatus, and smallmouth bass M. dolomieu from 15 Alabama reservoirs in four river basins to estimate recruitment and compare these estimates to various hydrologic variables. Residuals derived from catch-curve regressions of age-3 and older largemouth bass and smallmouth bass and catch of age-I largemouth bass and spotted bass were used as indices of recruitment. Typically in short to moderate retention

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