Population Studies of the Sports and Commercial Fin-Fish of the Matagorda Bay System - Analysis of Populations of Sports and Commercial Fin-Fish and of Factors Which Affect These Populations in the Coastal Bays of Texas


Collections were made at fixed stations with trammel net, 60- foot seine and bar-seine to obtain information on adult and juvenile game fish. The juvenile stations at the Matagorda Club on Matagorda Peninsula and at Powderhorn Lake generally produced more game fish per acre than the other stations. Adult game fish were found to be more abundant in Powderhorn Lake and Carancahua Bay than they were in Turtle Bay or Coon Island Bay. Fish tags returned in this study were used in an effort to estimate natural mortality and fishing pressure.


pages 267-282; available for download at the link below.


population surveys