EDUCATION AND LEARNING

Largemouth Bass

Posted Jan. 27, 2014, at 12:37 p.m.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Town Building, Water St, Grand Lake Stream, ME

For more information: Tanya Rucosky; 207-796-2100; downeastlakes.org/events/largemouth-bass/

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – 7:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust will host Greg Burr, Regional Fisheries Biologist from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to discuss the management of largemouth bass in Downeast watersheds.

Largemouth, like smallmouth, are non-natives. They are widely established in southern, central, and parts of eastern Maine. Since 1986, Maine fishery biologists have determined that illegal introductions have established new populations in 57 additional lakes.

Largemouth have long been present in Pocomoonshine and some other local lakes, but have more recently become established in Grand Falls Flowage, which will give them direct access to Grand Lake Stream. These bass are being illegally introduced into Downeast waters. The consequences to native species, and to long established and economically important smallmouth bass, are potentially severe, but difficult to predict.

Come and learn more about the biological impact of largemouth bass in our waterways.

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