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Eleven Point River Sampling

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(AGFC) - Let me start by saying WOW!  All fish population sampling on the on the river is over and the results exceeded our expectations.  Smallmouth bass and walleye populations are thriving and the fish seem to bigger than what was observed in the original sampling effort 9-10 years ago.  We collected several 19 to 20 inch smallies as well as one specimen that was 22.5 inches long and tipped the scale at 5.25 lbs.  We also collected more smallmouth bass this past 2 years than we did in the 3 years of the 2001- 2004 study.

The same can be said about the walleye population as well.  The largest individual we saw measured 34 inches long.  Many more were seen that were in the 29 to 30 inch class.  We found several concentrations of walleye that seemed to be centered around woody debris in deeper water.  As with the smallmouth population, more walleye were taken in the past 2 years than were collected in the 3 years of the previous study. 

Talk about the "good ole' days", the "good ole' days" are now on the Eleven Point River 

 Let me start by saying WOW!  All fish population sampling on the on the river is over and the results exceeded our expectations.  Smallmouth bass and walleye populations are thriving and the fish seem to bigger than what was observed in the original sampling effort 9-10 years ago.  We collected several 19 to 20 inch smallies as well as one specimen that was 22.5 inches long and tipped the scale at 5.25 lbs.  We also collected more smallmouth bass this past 2 years than we did in the 3 years of the 2001- 2004 study.

The same can be said about the walleye population as well.  The largest individual we saw measured 34 inches long.  Many more were seen that were in the 29 to 30 inch class.  We found several concentrations of walleye that seemed to be centered around woody debris in deeper water.  As with the smallmouth population, more walleye were taken in the past 2 years than were collected in the 3 years of the previous study. 

Talk about the "good ole' days", the "good ole' days" are now on the Eleven Point River

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