B.A.S.S. Tournament Creel Summaries - Annual Georgia Tournament Reports

Since 1978, catch data for fishing tournaments held on 14 Georgia reservoirs and two rivers have been compiled and summarized. Water bodies monitored include: Allatoona, Bartlett's Ferry, Blackshear, Carters, Clarks Hill (Thurmond), Hartwell, Jackson, Lanier, Oconee, R. B. Russell, Seminole, Sinclair, W.F. George, West Point, Altamaha River and Savannah River.

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The following variables were tracked and analyzed for each water body.

  • Bass caught per angler hour
  • Weight of bass caught per angler hour (in pounds)
  • Average weight of bass caught (in pounds)
  • Average largest bass for tournament
  • Percent of anglers with limit catch
  • Percent of anglers with zero bass
  • Percent of bass that were largemouth (as opposed to spotted bass)
  • Number of angler hours
  • Number of tournaments included in each analysis
  • Number of bass caught that were 5 lbs or larger (from 2004 forward)

Below are reports for some of the most recent years. The files are in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print these reports.

 1996 Tournament Report          1997 Tournament Report         1998 Tournament Report

 1999 Tournament Report          2000 Tournament Report          2001 Tournament Report

  2002 Tournament Report           2003 Tournament Report          2004 Tournament Report

  2005 Tournament Report           2006 Tournament Report          2007 Tournament Report

  2008 Tournament Report           2009 Tournament Report          2010 Tournament Report

  2011 Tournament Report           2012 Tournament Report          2013 Tournament Report
           
 

For more information on these summaries, please contact:
Dr. Carl Quertermus, Biology Department, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia 30118

 




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