New Hampshire club helps with electroshock survey

Six volunteers with the Bass Finatics club helped the New Hampshire Fish & Game with an electroshock fish count at Brindle Pond near Barnstead, N.H

The nighttime project was carried out over approximately 36 hours and used electricity to briefly shock the water, stunning the fish. The fish were then netted and transferred to a livewell. Then the fish were measured, weighed and scale samples were taken before the fish were returned to the water, unharmed. Some of the fish caught during the survey include pickerel, golden shiners, sunfish, hornpout, yellow perch and largemouth bass.


This article is part of the Fisheries Management segment of the larger report, 2011 Annual Achievements in B.A.S.S. Conservation.