Fish Species

Coho-salmon

Coho Salmon

Identification The coho salmon’s body is fusiform, streamlined, somewhat laterally compressed; the snout becomes extended, narrow, and turned down at the tip in breeding males; the mouth is greatly deformed in breeding males, with the lower jaw enlarged …

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yellow-perch

Yellow Perch

The yellow perch is most abundant in the open water of lakes with moderate vegetation, clear water and bottoms of muck to sand and gravel. They spawn in the spring, usually from mid- April to May.

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walleye

Walleye

Walleye typically are bottom dwelling fish. Their eyes are very light sensitive, and clear lakes on bright days they certainly will go deep, They loosely school, and finding one fish is a good reason to keep fishing in an area.

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smallmouth-bass

Smallmouth Bass

They are usually found in rocky and sandy areas of lakes and rivers in moderately shallow water and near rocks of shoals or submerged logs. The smallmouth bass spawns in late spring and early summer, usually from late May to early July.

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rainbow-trout

Rainbow Trout

The habitat of stream-dwelling rainbow trout is usually small to moderately large, shallow rivers with moderate flow and gravel bottoms. The lake-resident trout are usually found in moderately deep, cool lakes with adequate shallows …

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northern-pike

Northern Pike

The northern pike habitat is warm, slow, heavily vegetated rivers or the weedy bays of lakes. It spawns in the spring immediately after the ice melts.

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Muskellunge

Muskellunge

Muskellunge are found in lakes land large rivers. They prefer clear waters where they lurk along weed edges, rock outcrops or other structures to rest.

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largemouth-fish

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass stay in the upper levels of warm watered small shallow lakes and shallow bays of larger lakes. It is almost always found close to soft bottoms, stumps, and extensive growths of a variety of emergent and sub-emergent vegetation, especially …

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carp

Common Carp

Common carp prefer large bodies of slow or standing water and soft, vegetative sediments. They prefer to be in groups of 5 or more.

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catfish

Channel Catfish

The channel catfish is found usually in clear, deeper water with sand, gravel or rubble bottoms. They are most often found in the protection of rocks or logs. Channel catfish undergo local movements in lakes and into tributary streams to feed.

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bluegill

Bluegill

Bluegill live in the shallow waters. They prefer water with many aquatic plants, and hide within fallen logs or waterweeds. They can often be found around weed beds, where they search for food or spawn. In the summer, adults move to deeper …

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Black Crappie

Black Crappie

Black crappie can adapt to shallow, vegetated farm ponds to deep, sprawling reservoirs with little or no natural cover. They thrive in virtually any environment, including natural lakes, reservoirs, sloughs, ponds and backwater areas of large rivers …

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