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Title:Factors influencing largemouth bass recruitment: implications for the Illinois management and stocking program
Author(s):Diana, Matthew J.; Nannini, Michael A.; Pope, Aloah J.; Van Landeghem, Matthew M.; DeBoom, Corey S.; Stein, Jeffrey A.; Einfalt, Lisa M.; Philipp, David P.; Epifanio, John M.; Wahl, David H.
Subject(s):largemouth bass
Division of Fisheries, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Abstract:The goal of this study is to develop management strategies that maximize growth, recruitment, and harvest of largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides in Illinois impoundments. Largemouth bass are frequently stocked in many Illinois impoundments to compensate for variable recruitment. Even so, the long-term contribution of stocked fish to recruitment and harvest of natural bass populations is unknown and we are addressing these questions. Because stocking is only one of several management options for this species, it is critical that additional information on factors limiting recruitment processes be identified. In addition, information on the importance of rearing technique, size of stocked fish, forage base, cover, resident predators, physical-chemical conditions, and stocking stress in determining largemouth bass stocking success is needed to optimize use of hatchery produced fish.
Issue Date:2009-08-17
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Factors Influencing Largemouth Bass Recruitment
Technical Report INHS 2009 (23)
Genre:Technical Report
Description:Division of Fisheries, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Grant/Contract No: Federal Aid Project F-135-R-11
Sponsor:INHS Technical Report Prepared for Division of Fisheries, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-30

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