Mississinewa Reservoir Survey

Discussion in 'INDIANA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Fishgeek, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    Hey all you guys fishing Mississinewa. Just wanted to give you a heads up. The DNR will be conducting a general fisheries survey there this week. Electrofishing Monday night and a bunch of gill nets will be set Monday - Thursday. Watch out for the orange bouys if you're gonna' be out there at night.
     
  2. thenightstalker

    thenightstalker New Member

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    good look to the survey people. the whole tailwaters is awful shallow. the deepest hole i found was 6. ft deep. followed the river to the confluence @ the wabash river near peru. lots of rock bottom. great for walleye, not so hot for big cats.
     

  3. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    The survey in the reservoir captured about 310 channel catfish and about a half dozen small flatheads (largest about 20 inches). Channel cats ranged in size from ~7" to 26" with the largest weighing about 6 pounds. I'll try to get the length frequency distribution posted so you all can see how the size structure looks. Maybe by next summer the age & growth data will be available.
     
  4. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    thats cool matt,thanks for posting!