Creel surveys

What is a creel survey?

As fisheries managers we often rely on several tools to gather information on our fisheries. One of these tools is a creel, or angler survey. What a creel survey amounts to is having an individual interview anglers, measure fish, keep track of hours fished, count boats, fish houses, recreational craft, etc. When the data is analyzed we can get information about the effort, harvest, size distribution of several important species of fish. We can also get an idea of fishing quality and recreational pressure a lake has been subject to. Needless to say the creel survey is a valuable tool in the fisheries managers tool box. Below are links to several creel surveys. Please feel free to contact us with your questions.

The following are PDF files.


Updated August 17, 2017

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