Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
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NV: NDOW asks anglers to release striped bass with red tags

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is asking Lake Mead
anglers who catch striped bass with red tags to immediately release
them. Stripers with red tags are part of a study the department
hopes will shed light on the fish’s movement patterns and help them
identify their preferred habitat within the Lake Mead

“One of our objectives is to provide anglers with information that
will help them locate new fishing areas and give them an
understanding of what to look for when trying to locate a school of
striped bass,” said Debora Herndon, NDOW fisheries biologist.

On Dec. 2, NDOW fisheries biologists released 19 striped bass that
carry surgically implanted sonic transmitters. These transmitters
emit a signal that biologists can track using telemetry equipment.
Biologists plan to complete weekly status checks on the fish in
order to determine the fishes’ location at the time and by so doing
identify their habitat of choice.

Anglers will recognize a fish that is part of the study by the red
Floy tag that is attached alongside its dorsal fin. Anyone who
happens to catch one of these fish is encouraged to record the
location where they caught the fish, including the GPS coordinates
if they have the ability to do so, and the time of day. This
information can be reported by calling Herndon at 702-486-6740.

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