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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Fish populations in five Missouri River ox-bow lakes were investigated during 1963 and 1964. This was a joint project of the Iowa Conservation Commission; Nebraska Game, Forestation and Parks Commission, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Gizzard shad were the most abundant fish. Shad, freshwater drum, and carpsucker composed over 60% of all fish caught in four lakes. Crappie were the most numerous game fish comprising between 29% and 81% of the game fish caught in the various ox-bows. Channel catfish, White bass and bluegill were abundant in most lakes. Indigenous populations including northern pike, sauger, walleye, largemouth bass, yellow perch, flathead catfish, paddlefish, bullheads, orangespotted sunfish and green sunfish were also present.

Publication Date

1965

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

72

Issue

1

First Page

230

Last Page

237

Copyright

© Copyright 1965 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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