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New virus found during investigation into
largemouth bass fish kill
By: Terry Devitt, University of Wisconsin - August 2016
A new virus has been identified in association with a die-off of largemouth bass in Pine Lake in Wisconsin’s Forest County. Although the virus was discovered in association with a fish kill, more work is needed to understand if it is the primary culprit.
Conservation Through the Art of Replication
By: Don W. Sangster Edited By: Wil Version - September 2009
You've just landed the biggest bass of your life. A six pound smallmouth, or maybe a seven pound largemouth, and you're on top of the world. But you're by yourself, so there's no one around to witness your accomplishment. In Canada, this is a fish of a lifetime, and although photos are nice, you want something a little more three dimensional to capture the memory. You know our Canadian bass can take 15-20 years to reach this weight in some parts of the country. You always practice catch and release, but still ... you've promised yourself that if you ever get that bass of a lifetime you'll have it stuffed and preserved for posterity on your wall. You don't want to kill it but you've got no choice; right?
Night Poachers: Who's Catching Your Largemouth Bass?
By: Barry W. Smith
“I’ve never seen evidence of poaching in my lake,” stated the pond owner. “I don’t know why my big largemouth bass have disappeared.” There are four legged poachers that are probably more effective catching your fish at night than are your neighbors. “Otters are effective poachers and efficient fishers. They utilize the cover of darkness, are silent predators and leave little sign of their presence,” says wildlife biologist Ashley Lovell, of the USDA Animal Damage Control office in Montgomery, Ala.