Arctic Lake Fisheries Survey (1993)
Survey Numbers: 792016, 793025
Survey Dates: July 24, 1992, October 19 and 23, 1993
A 1992 gillnet/trapnet survey and a 1993 electrofishing survey resulted in the capture of eight fish species from Arctic Lake. An expanding yellow perch (Perca flavascens) population is showing signs of becoming "stunted". Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) are the only piscivore present in the system. The introduction of walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) is recommended to provide the predatory mechanism to control planktivore numbers, particularly yellow perch. It is also recommended that future trout stocking be based on a put-and-take management strategy because of the reservoir's limited "trout zone" in the summer. The current rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) stocking policy will be continued, but an evaluation of angler effort is required to refine the stocking policy.
To read the full report click here, Fisheries Investigation of Arctic Lake in 1992 and 1993 (PDF) (379 Kb)