Freshwater Fisheries Research

The fish in Florida’s lakes and rivers are an important natural resource. Fishing in these locations is a significant contributor to tourism and the state’s economy. Biologists with the Freshwater Fisheries Research section collect and objectively analyze fish, fishery, invertebrate, and habitat data. The results are provided to internal and external resource managers to aid them in developing scientifically informed management strategies and policies. The information is also made available to the public through news releases, magazine articles, social media, and the web.

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Archived Articles
July 2019
Dorsal Spine Excision and Acute Survival of Largemouth Bass in Florida

April 2019
“Ghost Bass” Caught at Lake Apopka

January 2019
Summer Bass Tournament Live-Well Study

October 2018
Assessing the Effects of the East Lake Tohopekaliga Littoral Habitat Restoration on Shallow Water Fish Communities

July 2018
Bar Hopping: Searching for Imperiled Species in the Escambia River

April 2018
Apple Snails and Snail Kites

January 2018
Post-Hurricane Impacts on the Middle St. Johns River

October 2017
Trophy Bass Photo Analytics

 July 2017
Golden Shiners: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

 April 2017
Trophy Bass Tagging Study
Year-Round use of Silver Glen Springs by Striped Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass

January 2017
New Species of Amphipod Discovered
Small Lakes Stocking Study

October 2016
Assessing Temperature and Depth Selection of Trophy Bass: a Case Study at Kingsley Lake

July 2016
Influence of Lake Productivity on Nearshore Fish Communities and Dissolved Oxygen Patterns

April 2016
Evaluating Florida’s Morone Stockings with Genetics

January 2016
Human Dimensions: Bridging Ecology and Social Science for Better Decision Making

September 2015
Integrating habitat mapping into Florida’s Freshwater Fisheries Long Term Monitoring Program