WHITE SUCKER POPULATION LEVELS ARE HIGH, THE CATCH IN BOTH GILL AND TRAPNETS BEING ABOUT TWO TIMES THE AREA MEDIANS. YELLOW PERCH CATCH IN GILLNETS WAS ONLY 1/3 THE AREA MEDIAN, BUT 1/4 NETS INDICATE HIGH REPRODUCTION. WALLEYE CATCH IN GILLNETS WAS 75% OF THE AREA MEDIAN, AND FISH WERE IN GOOD CONDITION. THESE FISH ARE MOST LIKELY MIGRANTS FROM CROOKED LAKE, WHICH RECEIVES FRY STOCKING AND SOME FINGERLING STOCKING ON A REGULAR BASIS. IT IS UNKNOWN WHETHER WALLEYE REPRODUCE IN ARTLIP OR IT'S INTLET, BUT IT IS UNLIKELY. SMALL- MOUTH BASS PRESENT MOST LIKELY ARE ALSO MIGRANTS FROM CROOKED LAKE.
- Zebra Mussel
Recreational activities such as recreational boating, angling, waterfowl hunting, and diving may spread aquatic invasive species. Some aquatic invasive species can attach to boats, while others can become tangled on propellers, anchor lines, or boat trailers. Many species can survive in bilge water, ballast tanks, and motors or may hide in dirt or sand that clings to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. Fortunately, completing simple steps can prevent the transport of aquatic invasive species.