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Tuesday, February 7 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Poster Display. Flathead Catfish Recruitment in the Lower Wabash River

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AUTHORS: Cassi J. Moody-Carpenter, Leslie D Frankland,Tim Edison and Robert E. Colombo

ABSTRACT: As a 200 mile boundary water, the Wabash River provides an important catfish sport and commercial fishery for both Indiana and Illinois. It currently sustains a large commercial catfish fishery, with catfish comprising approximately 50% and 80% of the harvest by Illinois and Indiana commercial fishers, respectively. To effectively address recruitment, fish were collected by pulsed DC electrofishing during 2010-2015. Each catfish sampled was measured to total length (mm) and weighed (g). Significant differences in catch of YOY and one year old flathead catfish across years was observed. Water temperature and stage height was significantly different across years as well; therefore these environmental variables may have some correlation with flathead catfish recruitment. 2016 catch and environmental data will be incorporated to determine any relationships between abiotic factors and success of spawning and recruitment of flathead catfish.

Tuesday February 7, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Lancaster Ballroom

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