| Commission fisheries management personnel recently sampled 18 sites on the North Branch Susquehanna
River to determine the relative numbers of young-of-the-year smallmouth bass. River flows had been
relatively low and stable during this years spawning period, which has resulted in the production of
good numbers of young smallmouth bass. In addition, the low flows and warm water have resulted in
excellent growth rates with the majority of bass between 3 and 4 inches by the first week of July. The
average catch rate for 2005 is the third highest recorded over the previous decade.
|-- Bob Moase, Area 4 Fisheries Manager|
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