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Sandy Bottom Park Pond - News & Reports

Department fisheries biologists conducted an electrofishing survey of Sandy Bottom Park Pond on April 9, 2007. The sample showed that the majority of the bass were in the 14 to 18 inch range. This will be good news for anglers fishing the pond. The new management report will eventually be posted under the "Biologist Report" sidebar. The survey revealed a major increase in the catch rate of bluegills. The last two spawning seasons have produced an abundance of small bluegills. The largemouth bass are taking advantage of these bluegills. The relative weight values for bass showed a favorable increase when compared to the 2005 survey.

Department fisheries biologists plan to conduct another electrofishing survey of Sandy Bottom Pond during the spring of 2008. More data will be gathered to analyze the recruitment strength of the bass population.