Biologist reports logo Lower Hereford Manor Lake

Beaver County
May 17, 2004
Night Electrofishing

On May 17, 2004 Area 1 personnel sampled the largemouth bass population in Lower Hereford Manor Lake, a 45-acre lake located just off of Rt. 288 in eastern Beaver County, just west of Zelienople. The PA Fish and Boat Commission is responsible for the management of the Commonwealth-owned lake, which is also stocked with trout for seasonal trout angling.

In 60 minutes of electrofishing, 94 largemouth bass were caught. Fish ranged in size from 139 mm (5.5 inches) to over 450 mm (17.75 inches). Most bass were from 11 to 15 inches long. Lower Hereford Manor Lake is in the "Big Bass Program" and bass are managed with a 15-inch minimum size limit and creel limit of 4 fish per day (see page 17 of your regulations book).

Lower Hereford Manor Lake catch rates 1990-2004
CPUE= (Catch Per Unit Effort) the number of fish caught per minute of electrofishing
CPUE>300 mm = the number of fish caught per minute of electrofishing that were greater then 300 mm (12 inches)
CPUE>375 mm = the number of fish caught per minute of electrofishing that were greater then 300 mm (15 inches)

Area Fisheries Manager Craig Billingsley with a nice largemouth bass
Area Fisheries Manager Craig Billingsley with a nice largemouth bass

 
-- Freeman Johns, Area 1 Fisheries Technician

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