Virginia Institute of Marine Science
A total of 6,203 striped bass were tagged in fall 1989 and 2,033 in spring 1990 on the Rappahannock River.
In fall 1989, 63.5% of the tagged striped bass were less than 400 mm fork length (FL). In comparison, 86% of the fish were greater than 400 mm FL in spring 1990.
Pound nets in the Rappahannock River account for 75% of the recaptures, while out of state recaptures account for only 0. 008% of the total returns.
Project Period: 1 September 1989 - 31 August 1990
Striped bass -- Virginia -- Rappahannock River; Striped bass fisheries -- Virginia -- Rappahannock River
Loesch, J. G., Hill, B. W., & Sadler, P. W. (1990) A Mark-recapture study of striped bass in the Rappahannock River, Virginia Annual Report 1989-1990. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/jddx-xf34