Lake Ouachita Fisheries Management Plan Up Date Meeting June 2016.
An invitation only Lake Ouachita Citizen's Advisory Group Meeting was held by the AGFC June 28th at the Mtn. Harbor Resort Conference room.
The AGFC Fisheries Division will be revising the Striped
Bass/Hybrid Striped Bass management plan for state of Arkansas.
Striped Bass but no hybrid are stocked into Lake Ouachita.
Spring 2016 Electrofishing
Spotted Bass minimum length limit.
Fish Cover Habitat work.
The Smallmouth stocking will be suspended.
The Mean Mouth bass has shown up in Lake Ouachita.
(According to Brett Hobbs Arkansas Game and Fish
Commission Fisheries Biologist the Mean-Mouth is a cross (naturally occurring hybridization
in Ouachita) between a smallmouth and spotted bass.)
Florida largemouth bass genetics
2007 -20010 Creel Survey.
Striped Bass age and growth rate.
The 2007 - 2010 Creel survey is being completed by
Sean Lusk Biologist District 8.
A new 1 year creel survey on Lake Ouachita will begin September 2016 and will run until Sept 2017.
A study on Striped Bass growth using the
Otoliths, commonly known as "earstones," which are hard, calcium
carbonate structures located directly behind the brain of bony fishes is
underway, Sean Lusk Biologist in Charge.
In Attendance From the Arkansas Game and fish Commission:
- Chief of Fisheries -
Asst. Chief of Fisheries Region 2 - Jason Olive
District Fisheries Supervisor - Brett Hobbs -
Biologist - Sean Lusk
Black Bass Program Supervisor - Colton Dennis -
Black Bass Program Assistant -
Fisheries Pathologist &
Genetics - Kelly Winningham -
Otoliths from 90 striped bass collected from Beaver lake for age analysis.
Preparation of Otolith Transverse Thin-Sections for Age Estimation of
Arkansas Lake Maps
Jim Collins net pens Lake Ouachita.