An Attempt to Improve Stream Fishing by Manipulating the Lakes in the Stream Basin

In the summer of 1963, 18 of the 21 old river lakes in the Saline River basin, comprising 168 acres, were completely eradicated using rotenone. These lakes were subsequently overstocked with game fishes from our state-owned hatcheries. The theory being that fish from crowded populations will emigrate during overflow periods, providing desirable fish as stocks for the river. These fish were stocked early enough in the year to allow them to grow to sub-adults and to become acclaimed by the time of the first flood water.

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