Smallmouth Bass: One Hazard of Fieldwork in Wisconsin Lakes

Center for Limnology grad student, Gretchen Hansen, took this video from a past summer’s field season up in Vilas County. While we’ll honor the tradition of fishermen not sharing their favorite spots, it’s safe to say smallmouth bass are doing quite well in this particular lake.  Watch as one bass gets aggressive while Gretchen tries to collect rusty crayfish for her research. She says opportunistic bass would often grab her “samples” before she got a handle on them. Not this time, though!