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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.; DeBoom, Corey S.; Nannini, Michael A.; Mulhollem, Joshua J.; Philipp, David P.; Wahl, David H.
Subject(s):Largemouth bass
recruitment
stocking
tournaments
angling
harvest
regulations
spawning
IDNR Division of Fisheries
Abstract:The goal of this study was 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 addressed these questions. 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. 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.
Issue Date:2012-11-11
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Factors Influencing Largemouth Bass Recruitment
Technical Report INHS 2012 (35)
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42664
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:IDNR Division of Fisheries
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:2013-03-25


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