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Main Title Catch and catch rates of fishes caught by anglers in the St. Andrew Bay System, Florida, and adjacent coastal waters, 1973 /
Author Sutherland, Doyle F.,
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Author Title of a Work
NOAA technical report
NMFS SSRF-708. United States.
CORP Author United States. National Marine Fisheries Service.
Publisher United States Government Printing Office,
Year Published 1977
Stock Number 003-021-00017-3
OCLC Number 02996608
ISBN pbk. : $0.90
Subjects Fishes--Florida--Saint Andrew Bay ; Gulf of Mexico--Saint Andrew Bay
Additional Subjects Fishes--Florida--St Andrew Bay System
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EKCM  SH11UN4.2 708 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 03/20/1992
Collation iii, 9 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
"March 1977." Includes bibliographical references (page 9).
Contents Notes
Anglers were interviewed on four fixed platforms in the St. Andrew Bay system and on charter boats that were fishing in the bay and adjacent coastal waters in 1973. They caught fishes of at least 54 species (not all were identified to species) in 31 families. The majority (58.0%) of the fishes that were caught from fixed platforms consisted of pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, (18.2%); sea catfish, Arius felis, (12.2%); spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, (10.0%); blue runner, Caranx crysos, (8.8%); and crevalle jack, Caranx hippos, (8.8%). On charter boats, king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, comprised the majority of the catches (73.9%). The average catch rates varied from 0.0 to 10.7 fish/h among anglers on fixed platforms and from 0.0 to 32.0 fish/h among charter boats. The greatest monthly average catch rates on fixed platforms were 2.2 fish/h in October at Deer Point Dam, 1.8 in October at Bailey Bridge, 1.8 in December at Hathaway Bridge, 2.3 in May at West Jetty, and 10.6 in September on charter boats. On the fixed platforms, the highest average catch rate for all months was 1.4 with squid and the lowest was 0.5 with fiddler crabs. Whole round scads and 00-squid spoons were used for bait by virtually all surveyed charter boats.