Minnesota Man Works To Protect And Study Fish In His Home Lake

How far would you go to help fish in your home lake? Well for one Minnesota man, it’s a personal pursuit. The angler lives right on the shores of his lake and is actually studying its fish populations using nets, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Dallas Hudson, a phenologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, began detailing the nature he saw around his lake years ago. The body of water is unidentified in the Tribune report, but sits somewhere near Bemidji State University.

Two students from the university are helping Hudson in his pursuit to detail the stocks of bluegills, northern pike, crappie, bass and other fish that make a home in the lake. The big concern, it seems, is that populations of fish in the lake have gone down since Hudson was a youngster. Underscoring that notion is that most of the record fish caught in the state of Minnesota have been caught well before the turn of the century.

Bluegill. (Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

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