Largemouth Bass Research Project coming to a lake near you!


A net pen with Largemouth Bass during our research in 2013.

This summer we will be conducting research on Largemouth Bass in over twenty lakes in Michigan. Largemouth Bass are an economically and ecologically important game fish commonly targeted by anglers in Michigan. The vegetated habitats that Largemouth Bass utilize in some north temperate lakes are changing as human development intensifies. Study of the relationship between vegetation and age-0 Largemouth Bass growth and survival is needed to better manage this species. This information may be important for fishery and aquatic habitat managers as well as lake associations and property owners as decisions impacting aquatic vegetation are made. Our research will have two components, described below. Continue reading