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Small waters management – Bull Bluegill

Small waters management – Bull Bluegill

Feb 24, 2015

The growth principles and population dynamics of bluegill populations are unique even within the broadly represented sunfish family. Let those principles guide your bluegill harvest on public and private waters alike!

Small waters management – hybrid sunfish

Small waters management – hybrid sunfish

Jun 30, 2013

Hybrid sunfish are charmers, but lake management expert Nate Herman suggests that you consider important facts about sunfish before you give your lake the “hy-sign!”

Small Waters Management – Grow a Record

Small Waters Management – Grow a Record

May 2, 2013

Lake management expert Nate Herman knows a thing or two about growing big fish. Records prove “ transplants” grow biggest and best!

Pond Hopping – Turnover

Pond Hopping – Turnover

Oct 14, 2012

Many anglers hang up their gear after autumn’s first bad outing? Why? Turnover! As the term indicates, the water on the bottom suddenly rises, spreading all the dead matter and associated toxins that had been trapped below the thermocline through the entire water column.

Small Waters Management – Recycled habitat

Small Waters Management – Recycled habitat

Sep 17, 2012

David Ewald recycles home siding into compact units of fish habitat. What makes his products particularly noteworthy is their ability to ignite a food chain that converts into generous quantities of fish flesh!

Managing big bluegill

Managing big bluegill

Sep 5, 2012

A one-pound bluegill is a true “bull,” a rare and wonderful creature that took me years to encounter. But I’ve learned plenty about them in recent years from experts like Brian “Bro” Brosdahl and fisheries and lake management guru Nate Herman.