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Where Have All the Big Bluegills Gone?

In many Upper Midwest lakes, the average size of bluegills has decreased. Is selective harvest to blame?

Where Have All the Big Bluegills Gone?

Studies show large male bluegills should be released to pass along their large-bodied, fast-growing characteristics. (Photo by Scott Mackenthun)

At an annual gathering of fisheries researchers, scientists, managers and students, Dennis Pratt gave one of his final talks as a biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources prior to his retirement. Best known for his work with trout and salmon in Lake Superior and its tributaries, Pratt switched gears and took the opportunity to talk about the astonishing lack of large bluegills in the state of Wisconsin.

His message...

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