US Long-Term Ecological Research Network
Capture efficiency of a beach seine for seven freshwater fishes in a north-temperate lake
Year of Publication
1986
DOI
10.1577/1548-8659(1986)6<288:CEOABS>2.0.CO;2
Volume
6
Number of Pages
288-89
Daytime seining efficiencies were estimated for shoreline fish populations in Sparkling Lake, a small mesotrophic clear-water lake in northern Wisconsin. Except for rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris), efficiency was related to the typical position of each species in the water column; efficiencies were higher for midwater fishes (cyprinids and yellow perch, Perca flavescens) than for benthic fishes (darters, Etheostoma spp.). Efficiencies for many species might be improved by modifications of seining technique or use of heavier lead lines that would keep the seine closer to the bottom.