Details of this species in Minnesota
Invasiveness: Not specified
Source: USGS-CERC, 2004
Species Notes for this Location:
In Minnesota, six small lakes in Voyageurs National Park have established populations of non-native largemouth bass as a result of plantings made before establishing the park. While these populations support fisheries that are extremely popular with anglers, their effect on native fish species and other aquatic organisms remains unknown. This species has been an important sport fish for many years and as such has been stocked widely in areas where it is nonindigenous. Intentional stocking for sportfishing. Is Established in most locations. Studies elsewhere have shown that largemouth bass are capable of displacing native species, even predatory species such as northern pike. This study compares feeding behavior of adult Northern pike and largemouth bass under light intensities and wavelengths chosen to simulate the low-light conditions that occur in the heavily stained waters of most of the small lakes in Voyageurs National Park (USGS-CERC, 2004).
Management Notes for this Location:
Last Modified: 10/02/2004 12:09:54 p.m.