Douglas Lake - Gill Netting 2015
Sampling date: December 15, 2015
Species collected in survey (6 net nights):
Walleye - 81
Sauger - 7
White Bass - 41
The TWRA collected seven sauger, 81 walleye, and 41 white bass in six experimental gill nets set between Indian to Muddy Creeks.
The catch rate for sauger was below average at 1.2 fish per net night. The TWRA hopes that stocking efforts combined with the 1 fish over 16-inches regulation, which is designed to protect adult female sauger, will help sauger recover.
The catch rate for walleye was well above average at 13.5 fish per net night. There was a good percentage of fish collected under 12-inches (38%) indicating another successful spawn occured in 2015. The good number of walleye collected over the 15-inch size limit suggests there will be plenty of keeper-size fish available for anglers in 2016.
There were an average number of white bass collected. This should mean that there will be plenty of white bass available for anglers in 2016.
Sauger length frequency
Walleye length frequency