Asian Carp Sampling Summary - Week of November 22, 2010

Fixed Site Sampling Downstream of the Dispersal Barrier

Site A:  Lockport Pool – Lockport Lock and Dam to Electric Barrier

Site B:  Brandon Road Pool – Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lockport Lock and Dam

Site C:  Dresden Pool – I-55 Bridge to Brandon Road Lock and Dam

Site D:  Marseilles Pool – Rt. 47 Bridge (Morris) to Dresden Lock and Dam

One IDNR electrofishing boat and crew completed four 15-minute runs at each Site B and one 15-minute run at Site C (total shock time = 1.25 hours) on November 22, 2010.  Inclement weather prevented completion of sampling in the Dresden Pool.  The crew sampled 906 fish from 29 species and 2 hybrid groups.  No Asian carp were captured or seen.  This is the final sampling effort for the year for the fixed sites downstream of the barrier.  Sampling will resume next spring (March/April). 

A catch summary is listed below.

Species Site B Site C
Gizzard shad < 6″ 511 18
Gizzard shad > 6″ 103 12
Largemouth bass 74 19
Common carp 38 0
Threadfin shad 22 0
Emerald shiner 12 0
Bluegill 5 16
Black crappie 5 1
Bluntnose minnow 5 0
Channel catfish 3 8
White crappie 3 0
Freshwater drum 2 0
Yellow bullhead 2 1
Green sunfish 2 0
Pumpkinseed 2 0
Orangespotted sunfish 2 0
Grass carp 1 0
Bowfin 1 1
White sucker 1 0
Spotted sucker 1 0
Smallmouth bass 1 18
Northern pike 1 0
Grass pickerel 1 0
Goldfish 0 1
Smallmouth buffalo 0 1
River carpsucker 0 1
Golden redhorse 0 3
Shorthead redhorse 0 3
Silver redhorse 0 2
Hybrid sunfish 0 1
Yellow bass 0 1
Striped bass hybrid 0 1

 

 

Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee