BIOLOGIST REPORT

Shenango Lake


Shenango Lake is a 3,500-acre lake in Mercer County.  The lake is included in the Commission's Big Bass Program - managed with a 15-inch minimum size limit,/four-fish-per-day creel limit. To sample and monitor the black bass population, Commission staff conducted electro-fishing surveys of Shenango Lake on May 27, June 1 and June 3,1999.

A total of 120 largemouth bass were sampled, ranging in size from 3 inches to over 19.7 inches.  A total of 75 smallmouth bass were recorded, with the largest measuring between 14.8 and 15.7 inches.

Shenango Lake Night Electrofishing

May and June 1999

Size Group  (inches)

Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

1.0 - 1.9 in.  -- --
2.0 - 2.9 in. -- --
3.0 - 3.8 in. -- 1
3.9 - 4.8 in. 4 7
4.9 - 5.8 in. 1 11
5.9 - 6.8 in. 9 9
6.9 - 7.8 in. 1 8
7.9 - 8.8 in. 10 15
8.9 - 9.7 in. 8 11
9.8 - 10.7 in. 11 7
10.8 - 11.7 in. 9 2
11.8 - 12.7 in. 9 --
12.8 - 13.7 in. 13 1
13.8 - 14.7 in. 15 1
14.8 - 15.7 in. 9 2
15.7 - 16.6 in. 5 --
16.7 - 17.6 in. 3 --
17.7 - 18.6 in. 5 --
18.7 - 19.6 in. 6 --
19.7 - 20.6 in. 2 --
Total 120 75

 

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