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Title:Hook-and-Line Catch in Fertilized and Unfertilized Ponds
Author(s):Hansen, Donald F.; Bennett, George William; Webb, Donald W.; Lewis, John M.
Hook and Line Catch
Abstract:EXPERIMENTS carried on in the United States during the past 30 years have shown that the total weight of fish in a pond, that is, the standing crop, may be increased two to six times through the use of fertilizers. The objective of the pond fertilization experiment reported in this paper was to measure the effect of certain fertilization practices on sport fishing for largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides (Lacepede), and bluegills, Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque, in small ponds located in a region of relativelv unproductive soils. From catch records gathered over a 6-year period, 1947-1952, from three fertilized ponds and three unfertilized or control ponds, we have been able to compare the sizes of the fish caught, the annual hook-and-line yields, and the catch rates in terms of fish per fisherman-hour. The six ponds used in the experiment are located at the University of Illinois College of Agriculture Dixon Springs Experiment Station in Pope County, southern Illinois.
Issue Date:1960-08
Publisher:Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin; v. 027, no. 05
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 2009 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-05-24

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