Survey of Adult Game and Food Fish - Fisheries Investigations in the Aransas-Copano Bay System


Redfish, trout, drum, sheepshead, and flounder were captured with trammel nets, gill nets, seines, and hooks and lines. They were then tagged with monel maxillary tags or Peterson disc tags and released. Redfish yielded 14.65 per cent return; trout, 2.67 per cent; drum, 1.42 per cent; and sheepshead 1.30 per cent. Data were too meager to allow valid comparison between struck and pulled trammel nets or to allow computations of populations.


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Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, fish populations, fish tagging, species composition