Lake Maxinkuckee; A Physical and Biological Survey Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...of Potamogeton in 3 to 15 feet of water, and in water somewhat more shallow than the bluegill frequents. In our seining operations we usually found young Rock Bass in considerable numbers. The largest number taken at any one haul was 38. The great majority were young-of-the-year, and were found in greatest numbers in and about the patches of Scirpus and Eleocharis and also among the depauperate Chara and Naias ftexilis. Young Rock Bass were also frequently raked up in winter near shore among weeds. The Rock Bass in this lake reaches a length of about 12 or 13 inches and a weight of a little less than one pound. The great majority of those caught weigh i pound or less; occasionally one of 4' of a pound is taken and still more rarely one weighing 14 or 15 ounces. The following are the measures and weights of individuals taken at various times: 11 inches, 13 oz.; 10 inches, 1(H oz.; 8 in. 6J oz.; 8i in. 8i oz.; 9 in. 8? oz.; 9 in. 9 oz. The Rock Bass is a voracious feeder, and may usually be found pretty well gorged with crawfishes, shells, insect larvae, and occasionally minnows. Its diet differs with age and somewhat with the season. Small examples 1.56 to 3.06 inches long raked up with Chara near the Inlet in December, 1904, nearly all contained insect larvae. During the spring of 1901 the chief food of this, as well as of bluegills, was a species of Asellus which was very abundant in the Chara at that time. Beetles, minnows and a few leeches and crawfishes were also found in the stomachs examined then. Most of the large ones examined during the summer of 1906 contained crawfishes. One contained a mad tom, a spine of which had penetrated the walls of the stomach. The Rock Bass is afflicted with parasites, perhaps to a greater extent than...
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