June 23, 2014

Do fishing tournaments take a toll on the fish in Lake Champlain?

Mark Malchoff of Lake Champlain Sea Grant and Tim Mihuc of Lake Champlain Research Institute and Lake Champlain Sea Grant discuss the impacts of fishing tournaments on Lake Champlain fish, specifically largemouth bass populations, with Mountain Lake Journal Roundtable

What happens after a fishing tournament, do the fish return to where they were caught? Are the fish overly stressed during catching, transport, and release. What are the best options to minimize stress, while also maximizing the feasability for use during tournaments.