BIOLOGIST REPORT

Presque Isle Bay


Commission biologists conduected a night electrofishing survey at at Presque Isle Bay, Erie County on June 9 and June 10 to monitor changes in the black bass populations.  Presque Isle Bay bass are managed under the Commission's Big Bass Program with a 15 inch minimum size limit.

Some of the best catches were in "Marina Lake" in weed beds in 3 to 8 feet of water. Largemouth bass ranged in size from 3 inches to over 18 inches.

Presque Isle Bay Night Electrofishing

June 1999 

Size Group  (inches) Largemouth Bass Smallmouth Bass
1.0 - 1.9 in.  -- --
2.0 - 2.9 in. -- --
3.0 - 3.8 in. 4 --
3.9 - 4.8 in. 64 1
4.9 - 5.8 in. 37 1
5.9 - 6.8 in. 5 1
6.9 - 7.8 in. 2 --
7.9 - 8.8 in. 21 --
8.9 - 9.7 in. 34 --
9.8 - 10.7 in. 30 --
10.8 - 11.7 in. 24 --
11.8 - 12.7 in. 13 --
12.8 - 13.7 in. 27 --
13.8 - 14.7 in. 20 1
14.8 - 15.7 in. 3 1
15.7 - 16.6 in. 1 --
16.7 - 17.6 in. -- --
17.7 - 18.6 in. 2 --
18.7 - 19.6 in. -- --
19.7 - 20.6 in. -- --
Total 287 5

 

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