Chain Pickerel expanding into Ontario
Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:38 PM
Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:06 AM
Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:05 PM
Edited by panfisherteen, 10 January 2010 - 02:06 PM.
Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:35 PM
This is not necessarilly a good thing. According to A History of Fishing in New Hampshire the chain pickerel (along with yellow perch and brown bullhead) is largely responsible for the artificial division of water bodies into warm and cold water. Apparently according to that book, most warmwater ponds were once brook trout ponds before pickerel were introduced. Honestly, from what I read, they're one of the big natives for being destructive when introduced outside their range.
Does NH do a reclamation of any ponds to revert them back to brook trout? I'm pretty sure Mass does not allow the use of rotenone in any circumstances anymore although I'm not sure why.
Edited by az9, 10 January 2010 - 06:36 PM.
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