Boone Lake - Gill Netting 2014
Sampling Date: February 26, 2014
Species collected in survey (5 net nights):
Striped bass - 123
Hybrid striped bass - 241
Five, 300-foot long nets were set on Boone Reservoir on February 26, 2014 to sample striped bass and hybrid striped bass. The TWRA collected 241 hybrid striped bass and 123 striped bass, ranging from 13- to 31-inches in length. This sample will give us excellent length frequency and relative weight information.
There was a very large percentage (92%) of hybrid striped bass collected over the 15-inch minimum size limit. There was also a large percentage (94%) of striped bass collected over the 15-inch minimum size limit that is in effect from April 1st to October 31st. This should mean there will be plenty of keeper size fish for anglers in 2014.
Relative weights of both striped bass and hybrid striped bass were within the normal range for each species, and the Morone population on Boone Reservoir appears to be healthy and stable.