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Elkhead Reservoir Pike and Bass Tournament

Catching a fish at Elkhead Reservoir in northwestern Colorado could get you just that! ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT:  JUNE 24 – JULY 2 The Elkhead ​Reservoir (Moffat and Routt counties) Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 24th through July 2nd. This tournament will target smallmouth bass and northern pike. One northern pike and one smallmouth…

Flounder Species Information

The name ‘flounder’ species is used for several only distantly related species, though all are in the suborder Pleuronectidae (families Achiropsettidae, Bothidae, Pleuronectidae, Paralichthyidae and Samaria). Some of the better known species that are important in fisheries are: Eye migration In its life cycle, an adult flounder has two eyes situated on one side of…

Sailfish Species Information

Species Two sailfish species have been recognized. No differences have been found in mtDNA, morphometrics or meristics between the two supposed species and most authorities now only recognized a single species, (Istiophorus platypterus), found in warmer oceans around the world. FishBase continues to recognize two species: Atlantic sailfish (Istiophorus albicans). Indo-Pacific sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus). Description An Indo-Pacific…

Muskellunge Species Information

Description Muskellunge closely resemble other esocids such as the northern pike and American pickerel in both appearance and behavior. Like the northern pike and other aggressive pikes, the body plan is typical of ambush predators with an elongated body, flat head, and dorsal, pelvic and anal fins set far back on the body. Muskellunge are…

Yellow Perch Species Information

Identification The yellow perch has a yellow to brass-colored body and distinct pattern, consisting of five to nine olive-green, vertical bars, triangular in shape, on each side. Its fins are lighter in coloration, with an orange hue on the margins. The body is laterally compressed. The anterior portion of the body is deep, gradually tapering…

Flathead Catfish Species Information

Description Flatheads grow to a length of 155 cm (61 in) and may weigh up to 56 kg (123 lb), making it the second-largest North American catfish (after the blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus). The average length is about 25-46 in (64-117 cm). Their maximum recorded lifespan is 24 years. Males are mature from 16 cm (6.3 in) and 4 years of…