Most area bait stores have recorded trophy catches of trout, salmon, largemouth and smallmouth bass, calico bass or crappie, and blue gill
. The fish are taking everything from flies to senkos; it's a season in which both the bait and artificial lure guys and gals are smiling.
The park will stock the pond with fish, most likely blue gill
, largemouth bass and channel catfish.
The invasive species hurts habitat and competes for plankton with native fish, such as northern pike, panfish, blue gills
Keep even small blue gills
, fry them until done, then separate the meat from the bones and mince or work the meat into a paste consistency and add catsup, sweet and sour dressing, mayonnaise or other variations and you have a pate of fish.
Others, such as bass (24) and blue gills
(25), are groggy but not asleep.
Crews pulled out all sorts of fish, mostly blue gills
, catfish, carp, bullheads and various smaller varieties, Styburski said.
Most of the fish, though, are introduced species, like our largemouth bass, smallmouths and blue gills
The vast majority get eaten and recycled by numerous predators, including water scorpions, blue gills
, pumpkinseeds, perch, herons, otters, kingfishers, pickerel and other bass.
Match your lure to that bait, whether it's predominantly little blue gills
or chubs, for example.
Stall won a 1st place blue ribbon in the novice category at the 2018 Wisconsin River Woodcarvers show for his carved sculpture, School of Blue Gills
. The carved, luminescent painted fish appear to be swimming among the branches of driftwood.