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Faylor Lake - Snyder County
May 5 - 6, 2003
Sampling Gear: Trap net sets


Fisheries Management staff traveled to Snyder County to perform a one day trapnet survey of Faylor Lake. The purpose of the survey was to try to determine the effect angler harvest may be having on the panfish in the lake. All fish captured were counted and all sportfish were measured in one inch size groups. In addition, scale samples were taken for selected panfish species to determine age and growth rates.

Faylor Lake is a 140 acre impoundment in Spring Township, Snyder County and is managed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Shoreline and boat angling are permitted but all boats must be manually powered (no gas or electric motors).

We set five Pennsylvania style trapnets in Faylor Lake for one overnight on May 5-6, 2003. The catch consisted almost entirely of panfish. See Table 1 below for the size distribution of the catch.

Table 1. Length frequency distribution of fish captured in five Pennsylvania trapnets in Faylor Lake, Snyder County on May 5 – 6, 2003.

Length
(Inches)
Bluegill Black
Crappie
White
Crappie
Brown
Bullhead
Yellow
Bullhead
Pumpkinseed

2 1          
3 3 1       1
4 1   1     1
5 8          
6 66 5     2 3
7 141 30 6   1 4
8   11 19   3  
9   5 6 3 20  
10   15 17 5 11  
11   2 6 6 3  
12   1 2 5 5  
13       9 1  
14     1 9    
15       3    

Totals 220 70 58 40 46 9
Also captured were 65 white suckers, 18 golden shiners, 1 largemouth bass and 1 common carp.

-- Area 3


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