The Spring Salmonid Fishery Near a Thermal Discharge in Lake Erie at Dunkirk Harbor
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v82, n4 (September, 1982), 193-195
A creel survey was conducted from 10 March to 30 April 1977 in Dunkirk harbor located on the eastern shore of Lake Erie. Coho salmon (Oncorhyncbus kisutch), rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri), and brown trout (Salmo trutta) comprised 55% of angler harvest. Finclips indicated that 13.5% of coho salmon caught in the harbor had been stocked in Ohio tributaries of the lake. Average catch per unit effort estimates for the salmonid part of the catch were 0.298 fish per hour (pier) and 0.322 fish per hour (boat) for successful salmonid anglers. The estimated total weight of the salmonid catch taken during the study was 610 kg.
Author Institution: Environmental Resources Center and the Department of Biology, State University College