BIOLOGIST REPORT

Black Creek


Black Creek, Carbon County, is a Class A wild brown trout stream located primarily within State Game Land #149.  The stream  was surveyed by Commission biologists July 12, 13 and on August 18, 1999. This section of Black Creek is managed under Conventional Statewide trout regulations. One sampling site contained 105 wild brown trout, of which one was 23.8 inches and weighed 7 pounds! Results for the three sampling sites were


  Site #1 - Downstream of SR 0534 (Site length 352 yards)

Total number caught on first pass = 144
    Number of brown trout 7 to 12 inches = 34
    Number of brown trout 13 inches = 2
    Estimated wild brown trout biomass was 46.4 lbs per acre
Site #2 - Upstream from the confluence of Fourth Run  (Site length 330 yards)
Total number caught on first pass = 327
    Number of brown trout 7 to 12 inches = 100
    Number of brown trout 13 to 15 inches = 8
    Estimated wild brown trout  biomass was 128.2 lbs per acre
Site #3 - Downstream from Fourth Run's confluence (Site length 110 yards)
Total number of trout caught = 105
    Number caught 7 to 12 inches = 24
    Number caught 13 to 15 inches = 10
    Number caught 23+ inches = 1

Biologists were extremely pleased with these results. Results are particularly positive in light of the ongoing drought. The water temperatures recorded during the July and August surveys were 59.0 and 61.7F.

 

-- Fisheries Management Area 5

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