Estimate of abundance, harvest, and exploitation of the fish population of Escanaba Lake, Wisconsin, 1946-69
Contributor(s)Hine, Ruth L.
KeywordsFish populations--Wisconsin--Escanaba Lake
Fishery management--Wisconsin--Escanaba Lake
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AbstractA complete compulsory creel census was conducted on 293-acre Escanaba Lake, northern Wisconsin from 1946 through 1969. On the average each year, anglers fished 65 hours per acre catching 20 lb/acre at the rate of 0.84 fish per hour. Population estimates of the principal sport species were made from 1956 through 1969. The spring standing crop varied annually from 19 to 117 lb/acre.