Caught this hoss today. Zoom in!
Fishbrainiacs- sorry for some confusion with my recent posts tonight showing fish caught by electrofishing. I should have explained better, but as I was working (collecting the data) and wanted to share some of our findings, details were lacking. Electrofishing is a standard scientific method to collect data on fish populations. In Connecticut we use this methodology in both lakes/ponds and rivers/streams. If you are not familiar with electrofishing- a controlled amount of electric current is put into the water. Fish in a small area around the probe are momentarily stunned. This allows us to net the fish. They are placed in a live well until they are measured. Sometimes we will take a few scales to see how old the fish is. All are returned to the water. There is a very small percentage that do not make it, less than 1 percent of all the fish we see (usually the very small ones). We take the utmost care to make sure we do no harm. Data generated by these efforts are often the foundation of fishing regulations. Check us out at www.ct.gov/deep/fishing or on Facebook at ctfishandwildlife Initial findings tonight show a super over abundant number of bluegill with a handful of legal size bass. This lake needs some predators. I hope this helps. Fish on!!