Study on Wisconsin lake finds fish catch can mask population decline

As Wisconsin anglers head out for Saturday’s season opener, a new study suggests their luck at the lake may not reflect the number of fish in the water.

In an experiment done on a small lake in northern Wisconsin, researchers found that anglers continued catching bass even as the population dwindled.

“What comes out of the water is not always representative of what lies beneath the surface,” said study co-author Chris Solomon, an aquatic ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. “Even if the fish are biting, this doesn’t mean there are many of them.”

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Ken Notes: Interesting!



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