Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen, Public Information Officer
RANDLEMAN, N.C. (June 28, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in collaboration with the Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority, will conduct a 5-month long creel survey on Randleman Regional Reservoir from July 1 through Nov. 30.
Boat and bank anglers will be interviewed at Randleman Regional Reservoir Marina and at Southwest Park at the end of their fishing trips to estimate angling effort, catch and harvest. Interviewers will ask anglers about the length of their fishing trips, the species of fish targeted, the number and species of fish caught, as well as the number and species of fish harvested. They also will ask to take length measurements from harvested fish.
“Since this is a new and already popular fishery, information on the intensity and patterns of angler use will help us refine and prioritize fisheries management objectives at Randleman Reservoir,” said Corey Oakley, a Commission fisheries biologist who is leading the creel survey. “For example, this survey will help in evaluating the effectiveness of current and potential future size and creel limits of largemouth bass and crappie.”
For more information on the creel survey, contact Corey Oakley at 919-304-0653.
For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit www.ncwildlife.org/fishing.