/ Published in eurasian watermilfoil, News
At 8.4 square miles, Candlewood Lake in Western Connecticut is the largest lake in the state. It is a popular year-round tourist destination, and the area is home to many second homes of New York City residents. The lake has an ongoing problem with the growth of eelgrass and Eurasian milfoil in the shallower areas.
/ Published in aquatic plant management
Aquatic plants provide habitat for fish and aquatic insects, and provide oxygen to the water when the sun is out. When there is excessive aquatic plant growth, problems arise as those additional plants consume oxygen during the night and on cloudy days. This can drive oxygen levels down, which could be detrimental to the fish.
/ Published in aquatic invasive species, hydrilla, News
In 2013, 6,000 sterile grass carp were introduced into Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, to combat the growth of invasive aquatic vegetation such as hydrilla which has seen a massive growth around the lake. When hydrilla was first discovered at the lake in 2007, a patch of the aquatic weeds were just a few acres in
An examination of the Top Ten big bass ever caught in Louisiana reveals that six of the top ten fish were caught in Caney Lake, anchored by the state record 15.97 pound behemoth caught in 1994. A further examination of the top ten, however, reveal that none of these fish have been caught since the
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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is conducting an immediate response to the capture of 51 invasive carp on the Mississippi River. The invasive carp were caught by two commercial fishing operators near La Crosse and Trempealeau, Wisconsin, during routine spring netting in March. When the commercial fishing operator operating near La Crosse saw what
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is planning to add 100 artificial and natural structures at 37 sites to provide additional fishing areas for the angling public at the Tuckertown Reservoir. These fish attractors are intended to help offset the loss of aquatic vegetation in the presence of sterile grass carp. Sterile grass carp are a practical