Commission biologists sampled Bridgeport Dam (Westmoreland/Fayette counties) using six trap net sets and three night electrofishing runs in late May and early June.
Summary: Low numbers of largemouth bass were collected in Bridgeport Dam. A few bass over 15 inches were present in our catch, which included a 21-inch, 4 lb 10 oz fish. White crappies and black crappies were very abundant in Bridgeport Dam, but most of them were between 5 and 7 inches. Bluegills were collected in low numbers and sizes. Carp were abundant, although most carp were less than 15 inches. Numbers and sizes of all fish collected may have been reduced due to warm water temperatures. We may return for sampling at Bridgeport Dam in April 2001 to compare catches to this year.
|Fish Species||Number Collected||Size Range (Inches)||
|Largemouth bass||39||7 - 21||31%
greater than 12 in.
8% greater than 15 in.
|White crappie||585||3 – 16||1% greater than 9 in.|
|Black crappie||272||3 - 11||1% greater than 9 in.|
|Bluegill||44||2 - 6|
|Brown bullhead||39||9 - 13||92% greater than 10 in.|
|Yellow bullhead||2||7 - 10|
|White sucker||60||Not measured|
|Common carp||147||Not measured|
|Hatchery brook trout||1||Not measured|
|Golden shiner||8||Not measured|
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