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Title:Largemouth Bass and Other Fishes in Ridge Lake, Illinois, 1941-1963
Author(s):Bennett, George William; Adkins, H. Wickliffe; Childers, William Franklin
Largemouth Bass
Ridge lake
Creel Censuses
Abstract:THE RESULTS OF STUDIES of fishes in the small artificial impoundment known as Ridge Lake (Frontispiece) in Fox Ridge State Park, Coles County, Illinois, have been presented in several publications. One of the more important aspects of the Ridge Lake study is that, because it is a long-term investigation, it demonstrates the variability of a fairly simple population of common fishes, not only in numbers and total weight, but also in the yield obtainable from angling. These variations are partly related to the application of various management techniques, but they are more importantly related to the incomplete ecosystem represented by the habitat and its plant and animal associations—incomplete because certain components are absent. This situation, we believe, is more or less the case with all artificial lakes and reservoirs and of many natural lakes.
Issue Date:1969-09
Publisher:Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin; v. 030, no. 01
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 2009 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-05-23

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