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Targeting Spawning Bass: Are They Going to Bite?

This time of year, anglers all over are fishing for bass they can see in the shallows. Some bass will be easy to catch and some are nearly impossible, like those that are in the act of spawning instead of just guarding their beds. There are a few things that I do to determine if the fish is going to bite and if they are worth spending time fishing for.

FishSens Staff
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Prehistoric Fish Found Near Mississippi Spillway

Investigators at Mississippi State University say that it’s important not to underestimate different habitat types after finding prehistoric fish near the spillway in the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. They have found unexpectedly high numbers of paddlefish, a fish typically found in larger waterways.

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Fish Ladders For South Dakota Streams

The effectiveness of fish ladders can be debated, but that hasn’t stopped a few professors at South Dakota State University from designing some to help fish in their state. Over last summer, they worked to test the effectiveness of their ladder design for aiding fish passage.

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Could ‘Finding Dory’ Movie Hurt Coral Fish Populations?

After the release of the movie “Finding Nemo,” clown fish populations on coral reefs have been declining, presumably due to the popularity of having a fish that looks like the one from the movie in household aquariums. Scientists with the University of Queensland and Flinders University are worried that similar impacts could be felt on blue tang fishes with the upcoming release of “Finding Dory.”