Yearling Threadfin Shad were recently stocked into lakes Beaverfork (75,400) and Brewer (118,080) by Charlie Craig Hatchery staff from Centerton, AR. During population sampling conducted over the previous two years, it was noted that game species that were sampled (Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and Channel Catfish) in these two lakes had below optimal relative weights (plumpness). This is an indicator that not enough forage was available for optimal growth and condition of the game fish. This stocking effort was made in the hopes that the Threadfin Shad will overwinter and have several spawns next summer that will contribute to the forage base.
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