Douma Area Pond
2 miles west, 1 mile south of Sanborn
Electric Motors Only
Amenities at Douma Area Pond include:
- Accessible Pier
- Picnic Area
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
2010 Tandem Hoop Net Assessment - Tandem hoop net sampling was conducted from September 14th – 17th, 2010 to assess the sub-adult and adult channel catfish population in Douma Park Pond. A total of 25 channel catfish were caught for a catch rate of 9 fish per series reflecting a population estimate of 27 channel catfish per acre (54 pounds per acre). RSD values reflect stock (11.0 – 15.9 inches) and quality (16.0 - 23.9 inches) size fish each comprised 48 percent of the total channel catfish catch, with preferred (> 24.0 inches) size fish comprising the remaining 4 percent of the sample. Length frequency analysis suggests good numbers of age IV channel catfish which no doubt originated from the 2007 stocking. It appears that the cage catfish program has resulted in excellent survival and recruitment of the 2007 stocking in Douma Park Pond. No channel catfish were sampled from the 2009 stocking. Typically, baited tandem hoop nets are very effective in sampling small channel catfish (age II and II); therefore, it is assumed that this year class is non existant or in very limited numbers in Douma Pond A flathead catfish (approximately 28 inches) was sampled from Douma Pond during the fall, 2010 tandem hoop net assessment. This very predacious fish may be a factor in reducing the 2009 stocking thru predation.
Relative weight, (Wr) an indice of body condition, was 95 which is within the target range of 95-105 indicating a channel catfish population in good body shape. A relative weight of 93 for stock (11.0 – 15.9 inches) size fish is slightly below the 95 -105 target range; reflecting fairly good body condition. A relative weight of 96 for quality (15.0 – 23.9 inches) size fish indicates good condition of this catfish size group.
Black crappies were also sampled (n=10) during the 2010 tandem hoop net assessment. Quality (7.9 – 9.9 inches) size fish dominated the total black crappie catch (100 percent). A relative weight of 96 is within the 95 – 105 target range indicating good body condition of the black crappie population of Douma pond.
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