A total of 337 bluegill from Lake Fort Smith were used for this study. Annuli were formed between late February and early June, the younger fish forming annuli earlier than older fish. Total length-scale radius and length-weight relationships were determined. Growth of bluegill was compared with that reported in other studies. Growth curves were analyzed by the Von Bertalanffy growth formula and the parameters were evaluated in terms of physical and biological factors.
Hogue, Jacob J. and Kilambi, Raj V.
"Age and Growth of Bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque, from Lake Fort Smith, Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 29
, Article 15.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol29/iss1/15