Table Bc06: Estimated Number of Various Fish Species Captured by Anglers from the Upper and Lower Grand River

Table Bc06: Estimated Number of Various Fish Species Captured by Anglers from the Upper and Lower Grand River

from January 12, 1975 to January 10, 1976 (Fleener 1977).
Species Lower Grand Upper Grand Total
Bullheads *47,850 - 47,850
Carp 21,080 4,010 25,090
Channel catfish 11,240 11,170 22,410
Crappie 2,820 - 2,820
Buffalo 2,240 40 2,280
Flathead catfish 1,840 820 2,660
Freshwater drum 850 340 1,190
American eel 320 - 320
Bluegill 210 - 210
Sucker sp. 60 - 60
Largemouth bass 20 - 20
Other spp. 480 530 1010
Total Fish 89,010 16,910 105,920
Total Hours 198,680 69,250 267,930
Fish per Hour 0.45 0.24 0.40
Total Anglers 34,510 23,640 58,150

* A majority of the bullheads were caught in a 300-acre pool at Fountain Grove C.A.

Key Messages: 
Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.