Total mortality of black bass (Micropterus sp.) captured in three fishing tournaments held on Lake Amistad, Texas, ranged from 0.3 to 64.8% and was directly related to water temperature. Total mortality in tournaments held in August and September 1998 (64.8 and 47.2%, respectively) was considerably greater than expected (28.3 and 24.4%, respectively) based on a model that predicts mortality as a function of water temperature. High mortality in these tournaments probably was related to unusual handling and holding procedures (August) and depressurization illness (September). Total mortality in the third tournament (0.3%), held in March 1999, was less than expected (12.0%) based on water temperature.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Texas Journal of Science|
|State||Published - 2002|