Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Freshwater Fish by Ken Schultz

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By Ken Schultz

A compact, authoritative advisor for freshwater fishing trips

From essentially the most revered names on the planet of sportfishing comes the definitive, full-color consultant to one hundred forty of the most typical freshwater fish species present in North American rivers, lakes, and streams. that includes info on identity, habitat, dimension, and nutrition, Ken Schultz's advisor to Freshwater Fish is a needs to for anglers and sportfishing fanatics everywhere.

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Two weeks or a month later, at the time 34 Fish Anatomy of the next highest tide, when the water reaches the nests and stirs up the sand, the young are hatched and scramble out to sea before the tide recedes and prevents them from escaping. Members of the salmon family participate in what may be termed classical migration. All have the same general life pattern. The eggs are hatched in shallow streams; the young spend their early lives in freshwater, grow to maturity in the ocean, and then return to the stream of their birth to spawn.

3 yrs. 2 yrs. 1 yr. Annual growth rings from this scale indicate a fiveyear-old fish. controlled by rules and regulations, based on facts in the life history of fish. Generally, fish in warm climates reach sexual maturity and grow faster than do their cousins farther north, because the growing seasons are longer and the food supply is not shortened by cold weather. For example, a largemouth bass in Florida may spawn after 1 year; in Wisconsin the same species does not spawn until the third year; and in Canada the largemouth bass may not reach maturity until the fourth or fifth year.

Habitat. The largemouth bass is typically described as a fish that frequents the 40 Bass, Largemouth The largemouth bass is the biggest and most renowned member of the Centrarchidae family of sunfish and its subgroup known as black bass. It is sometimes confused with the smallmouth in places where both species occur, and also with the spotted bass (see: Bass, Spotted). One subspecies, the Florida largemouth bass (see: Bass, Florida Largemouth), M. salmoides floridanus, is capable of attaining large sizes in appropriate waters but is otherwise similar.

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