Age and growth of 281 largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides, collected from Clear Lake during the years 1947 through 1963 were determined by the scale method. The body-scale relationship had an intercept of 1.00 inch in total length. The weight increased as the 3.091 power of the length and a slight increase in average condition was found for fish from 15 to 20 inches in length. The growth curve was somewhat above the median of 30 curves reported for other waters. Lee's phenomenon was not evident, suggesting sampling was not size selective. All year classes, 1943 to 1962, were included in the sample. Annual growth was correlated with water level but with neither temperature nor turbidity.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Thompson, J. Douglas
"Age and Growth of Largemouth Bass in Clear Lake, lowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 71(1), 252-258.
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