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#1 Feb-10-19 8:15AM

Ernie
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SMALLMOUTH BASS STOCKING PROJECT

Got this from Jeff Green who runs SHALLOW WATER FISHING ADVENTURES LLC....

"This spring the Maryland Department of Natural Resource will be implementing a restocking program on the upper Potomac River with smallmouth bass. This type of program has not been done in years. I am excited to see how this program increases populations throughout the upper Potomac River. As far as the health of the river goes, I have never seen so many large smallmouth bass in my 30 plus years of fishing the river."

https://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/Docu … ocking.pdf


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Feb-10-19 12:04PM

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Re: SMALLMOUTH BASS STOCKING PROJECT

Any big ones being stocked?

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#3 Feb-10-19 12:33PM

Ernie
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Re: SMALLMOUTH BASS STOCKING PROJECT

No!

Cliff Notes version....

They take nice sized fish in March-April and get them to hatchery where they can get happy in a controlled environment (pond).

They let the babies grow up for a few months without threat of floods, blue herons, cannibalization etc.

They put the babies back in the river (56 mile area from POR and above) in the summer.

Repeat every year for 5 years.


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#4 Feb-11-19 3:56PM

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Re: SMALLMOUTH BASS STOCKING PROJECT

55 and above - nice tip

As the fish move down river & populate, they get bigger

Imagine that?

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