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ID Title Year
PDF155

The history of Turtle-Flambeau Flowage walleye: Maintaining a sustainable fishery through a no-minimum length limit. Lawrence Eslinger and Zach Lawson

2016
PDF154 Population of whitefish in the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior. Stephen T. Schram 2009
PDF153 Biological and social dynamics of the White River brown trout fishery, 2003-2005. Scott Toshner and Cordell Manz 2008
PDF152 Dispersal of stocked lake sturgeon in Wisconsin waters of Lake Superior. Stephen T. Schram 2007
PDF151 A statewide mail survey to estimate 2000-2007 angler catch, harvest and effort in Wisconsin. Dee McClanahan and Michael Hansen 2007
PDF150 A food web analysis of the fishery in Chequamegon Bay, Lake Superior. Jennifer Devine, Stephen T. Schram and Michael Hansen 2005
PDF149 Fecundity and egg deposition of a wild Lake Superior lake trout stock. Stephen T. Schram
1993
PDF148 Ecology of fishes in the Madison lakes, 1988-89. Brett M. Johnson, R. Scot Stewart, and Steve J. Gilbert
1995
PDF147 Ecology of fishes in the Madison lakes, 1987. Brett M. Johnson, R. Scot Stewart, and Steve J. Gilbert
1995
PDF146 Effects of fykenet mesh size on legal and sublegal catch in the Green Bay commercial yellow perch fishery, 1985-86. Clifford Kraft, UW Sea Grant Institute
1990
PDF145 Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan salmonid sport fishery, 1969-85. Michael J. Hansen, Paul T. Schultz and Becky A. Lasee 1990
PDF144 Walleye angling in the ceded territory, Wisconsin, 1980-87. Michael Staggs
1991
PDF143 A walleye population model for setting harvest quotas. Michael J. Hansen
1989
PDF142 Impact of continuous fishing on the walleye population of Lake Dubay, Marathon County, Wisconsin, 1983-84. Alan Hauber
1989
PDF141 Mechanical removal of bullhead and black crappie along with gamefish stocking, Staples Lake, Barron County, 1977-86. Richard R. Cornelius
1989
PDF140 Trout creel survey of the south branch of the Oconto River, Oconto County, 1984. Dean Schoenike
1989
PDF139 Muskellunge creel survey on Caldron Falls Flowage, Marinette County, Wisconsin, 1982-83. Greg W. Kornely
1989
PDF138 Validating dorsal spine readings of walleye age. Stephen T. Schram
1989
PDF137 A creel survey on Bass and Boot lakes, Oconto County, Wisconsin, December 1981-September 1982. Russell E. Heizer 1988
PDF136 The lake sturgeon fishery of Lake Wisconsin, 1978-1985. Tim Larson
1988
PDF135 Exploitation, movement, and growth of tagged brown trout in Rowan Creek, Columbia County, Wisconsin, 1983. Tim Larson
1988
PDF134 Lake sturgeon creel survey of the Menominee River Wisconsin-Michigan boundary water, 1981-1984. Greg W. Kornely
1988
PDF133 Angler use and harvest on Fox Lake, Wisconsin. James C. Congdon
1988
PDF132 Polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations of eight salmonid species from the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan, 1985. Robert G. Masnado
1987
PDF131 Creel survey on Pewaukee and Nagawicka lakes, Waukesha County, Summer 1982. E. Randy Schumacher
1987
PDF130 Summer creel survey of Cosgrove and Elwood lakes, Florence County, Wisconsin, 1979. Russell E. Heizer
1986
PDF129 A simulation model for lake trout stocking and catch in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan. Terrence R. Dehring and Charles C. Krueger
1986
PDF128 Management recommendations for lake trout stocking and catch in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan. Charles C. Krueger and Terrence R. Dehring
1986
PDF127 A procedure to allocate the annual stocking of salmonids in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan. Charles C. Krueger and Terrence R. Dehring
1986
PDF126 Size and condition of trout and salmon from the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan, 1969-84. Michael J. Hansen
1986
PDF125 Pikes Creek/Lake Superior steelhead population: population dynamics, fishery, and management alternatives. Bruce L. Swanson
1985
PDF124 A computer program system to allocate the annual stocking of salmonids in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan. Terrence R. Dehring and Charles C. Krueger
1985
PDF123 Migratory brown and rainbow trout populations of the Brule River, Wisconsin. Dennis K. Scholl, Paul J. Peeters and Stephen T. Schram
1984
PDF122 Winter creel census on Lake Noquebay, Marinette County. Thomas F. Thuemler
1984
PDF121 A creel census on Shawano Lake, 1977-78, with emphasis on northern pike. Ross W. Langhurst
1984
PDF120 Trout harvest and effort on the Plover River and East Branch of the Eau Claire River. Alan Hauber
1984
PDF119 Seasonal movements and mortality estimates of burbot in western Lake Superior. Stephen Schram
1983
PDF118 Characteristics of the sport fishery of the North Branch of the Pike River, Marinette County, Wisconsin, 1977. Thomas F. Thuemler
1983
PDF117 Fertilization of an infertile acid lake. Max Johnson
1983
PDF116 Survival and growth of muskellunge fingerlings stocked in four Vilas County, Wisconsin lakes. Steven L. Serns and Lloyd M. Andrews
1983
PDF115 Population characteristics of northern pike in a Lake Superior estuary. Stephen T. Schram
1983
PDF114 An evaluation of stream trout stocking in Langlade, Lincoln and Marathon counties. Max Johnson
1983
PDF113 Winter ultrasonic tracking of varp in lakes Kegonsa, Koshkonong and Puckaway, Wisconsin. Gordon R. Priegel
1982
PDF112 Characteristics of the sport fishery of Rowan Creek and the Impact of fishing on the wild brown trout population. Tim Larson
1982
PDF111 A five-year study of brown trout populations and angling success in the Castle Rock Creek fish-for-fun area, Grant County, Wisconsin. Roger A. Kerr
1982
PDF110 The Flambeau Flowage fishery. James M. Lealos and Gerry G. Bever
1982
PDF109 Survival and growth of adult female bluegills stocked in a reclaimed lake. Jon A. Smith and Lloyd M. Andrews
1982
PDF108 A creel census on Lake Noquebay, Marinette County, Wisconsin, 1977. Thomas F. Thuemler
1981
PDF107 Assessment of the vibert box as a technique to augment brown trout reproduction in the Wolf River, Langlade County, Wisconsin. Lloyd M. Andrews
1981
PDF106 Effects of a minimum length limit on the walleye population of Wolf Lake, Vilas County, Wisconsin. Steven L. Serns
1981
PDF105 The potential impact of acid precipitation on Wisconsin’s fisheries. Donald M. Bush
1980
PDF104 Relationship of walleye fingerling density and electrofishing catch per rffort in northen Wisconsin lakes. Steven L. Serns
1979
PDF103 Creel census of 3 managed trout lakes in Florence County, Wisconsin, 1976. Thomas F. Thuemler
1981
PDF102 PCBs: The Wisconsin situation. Dennis Schenborn
1978
PDF101 Public frontage, access and private development on Lake Michigan district lakes and streams. Dale A. Brege
1978
PDF100 Public frontage, access, and private development on southern district lakes and streams. Dale A. Brege
1978
PDF99 The effects of commercial fishing through the ice on a winter congregation of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, and flathead catfish, Pylodictis olivaris, in pool 7 of the Mississippi River. Tim Larson and Richard G. Ranthum
1977
PDF98 Investigations of lake trout and whitefish management in Trout Lake, Vilas County, Wisconsin. Terrence C. McKnight
1977
PDF97 Evaluation of deep water trap nets as commercial gear in pool 4A (Lake Pepin), Mississippi River. Edward A. Merz and James A. Holzer
1977
PDF96 The walleye in Butternut Lake, Price County, Wisconsin. Gerry G. Bever and James M. Lealos
1977
PDF95 The meristics and parasites of Lake Superior lake herring. Bruce L. Swanson and Dennis M. Pratt
1977
PDF94 Characteristics of the bluegill population of three soft-water lakes in Vilas County, Wisconsin. Steven L. Serns
1977
PDF93 Upper Mississippi River recreation facilities inventory. Willis B. Fernholz and Wendy Thur
1977
PDF92 Potential winterkill lakes in Walworth, Kenosha and Racine counties, Wisconsin, 1935-1975. Ronald Piening
1977
PDF91 An evaluation of the status of the commercial fishery for catfish in Wisconsin boundary waters, Mississippi River. Richard G. Ranthum
1976
PDF90 Five-year summary of Mississippi River special tailwater creel censuses in Pool 7, 1969-1973. Richard G. Ranthum
1975
PDF89 Creel census on the lower North Branch Beaver Creek, 1975. Lee S. Meyers and Thomas F. Thuemler
1976
PDF88 A numerical summary and alphabetical listing of lakes and streams in the Lake Michigan district of Wisconsin. Betty L. Les
1976
PDF87 Chemical treatment with fintrol (antimycin) for selective control of stunted panfish, Silver Lake, Columbia County. James Congdon
1976
PDF86 Wisconsin’s Great Lakes commercial fisheries for 1974. Bureau of Fisheries Management
1976
PDF85 Trout populations in Sidney Creek, Marinette County, Wisconsin. Thomas F. Thuemler
1976
PDF84 A 14-year summary of commercial fishing for carp, buffalo, freshwater drum, catfish and bullhead on the Wisconsin portion of the Mississippi River, 1960-1973. Edward A. Merz
1975
PDF83 A summary of three 12-month creel censuses of the Pool 7 sport fishery conducted at 5-year intervals between April 1, 1962 and March 31, 1973. Richard G. Ranthum
1975
PDF82 Wisconsin lakes directory, an alphabetical listing and guide to the location of Wisconsin’s named lakes. Bureau of Fisheries Management
1976
PDF81 Artificial walleye spawning reefs in Jennie Webber Lake, Oneida County. Terrence C. McKnight
1975
PDF80 Artificial imprinting of salmon and trout in Lake Michigan. Allan T. Scholz, Ross M. Horrall, Jon C. Cooper, Arthur D. Hasler and Dale M. Madison (UW) and Ronald J. Poff and Russell I. Daley (DNR)
1975
PDF79 Chlorinated hydrocarbon residues in fish from major waters of Wisconsin. Paul Degurse and Venice Duter
1975
PDF78 A numerical summary and alphabetical listing of lakes and streams in the West Central District of Wisconsin. Betty L. Les
1975
PDF77 Mississippi River special fall tailwaters sport fishing creel census, Pools 7, 8, and 9, October 1, 1972-November 30, 1972. Edward A. Merz and Kenneth J. Wright
1975
PDF76 Public frontage, access and private development on Southeast District lakes and streams. Betty L. Les
1974
PDF75 Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan commercial fisheries, 1940-1973. Ronald J. Poff
1974
PDF74 Three-year summary of Mississippi River special fall creel census in Pools 7, 8, and 9, 1971-1973. Edward A. Merz and Kenneth J. Wright 1974
PDF73 Walleye fishery in Pike and Round lakes, Price County. Gerry G. Bever and James M. Lealos 1974
PDF72 Gas bubble phenomenon in muskellunge eggs. Terrence C. McKnight 1974
PDF71 A summer creel census of Stormy, Black Oak and Laura lakes, Vilas County. Terrence C. McKnight and Steven L. Serns 1974
PDF70 Mississippi River special fall tailwaters sport fishing creel census, Pools 7, 8, and 9, October 1-1973-November 30, 1973.
Edward A. Merz and Kenneth J. Wright
1974
PDF69 The effects of a commercial gill net fishery on the fish and waterfowl of Pool 7, Mississippi River. Richard G. Ranthum 1974
PDF68 Aerial application of antimycin: a fish toxicant. William R. Selbig 1974
PDF67 A summary and analysis of observations on boating - 1972. Richard R. Cornelius 1973
PDF66 A numerical summary and alphabetical listing of lakes and streams in the Southeast District of Wisconsin. Richard R. Cornelius 1973
PDF65 Lake trout homing, migration and mortality studies, Lake Superior. Bruce L. Swanson 1973
PDF64 Mississippi River special tailwater sport fishing creel census in Pool 7, March 1-April 30, 1973. George H. Albright 1973
PDF63 An assessment of fish abundance, habitat and fishing in a portion of Pool 8, Mississippi River, subject to highway intrusion. Kenneth J. Wright 1973
PDF62 Observations on Lake Michigan coho salmon (Oncorhyncus kisutch) propagation mortality in Wisconsin with an evaluation of the pesticide relationship. Paul E. Degurse and David Crochett with H. R. Nielsen 1973
PDF61 A numerical summary and alphabetical listing of lakes and streams in the Southern District of Wisconsin. Richard R. Cornelius 1973
PDF60 Walleye and sauger spawning areas study, Pool 7, Mississippi River 1960-1970. DuWayne F. Gebken 1972
PDF59 An exploration of the relationship between densities of trout and water fertility. Richard Cornelius 1973
PDF58 The results of a ten-year voluntary muskellunge creel census at Little Green Lake, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, 1963-1972. Vernon A. Hacker 1973
PDF57 Mississippi River special fall tailwater sport fishing creel census in Pools 7, 8, and 9, October 1, 1971-November 30, 1971. Greg R. Mathson 1972
PDF56 Mississippi River special tailwater sport fishing creel census in Pool 7, March 1-April 30, 1972. Kenneth J. Wright 1972
PDF55 Updated age-length averages for southeastern Wisconsin game fishes. Howard S. Druckenmiller 1972
PDF54 Mississippi River special tailwater sport fishing creel census in Pool 7, March 1-April 30, 1971. Greg R. Mathson 1972
PDF53 Potential small boat harbor sites, Lake Michigan shoreline in Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Northern Sheboygan Counties. Ronald L. Fassbender 1970
PDF52 Occurrence of chlorinated biphenyls in Mississippi River fish. Paul Degurse and J. Ruhland 1972
PDF51 Kenosha County Water Frontage (Restricted Distribution). Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources 1971
PDF50 A study of the movement and harvest of catfish tagged in the lower Trempealeau River and Trempealeau Bay. Richard G. Ranthum 1971
PDF49 Water quality in the East Branch of the Rock River associated with a carp chemical eradication project. Richard M. Johnson and John F. Sullivan 1971
PDF48 The effects of heated effluent from the Dairyland Power Plant at Genoa on water temperatures and tish on the Mississippi River. Richard G. Ranthum 1971
PDF47 Lake Michigan access: a comprehensive survey of public access facilities on Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan shoreline. Ronald L. Fassbender 1971
PDF46 Mississippi River special tailwater sport fishing creel census in Pool 7, March 1, 1970-April 30, 1970. Kenneth J. Wright 1971
PDF45 Mississippi River special tailwater sport fishing creel census in Pool 7, March 1, 1969-April 30, 1969. Kenneth J. Wright 1971
PDF44 The Fox River, a selected bibliography of the Fox River and connected lakes. Ronald L. Fassbender and Linden M. Nelson 1970
PDF43 Are charges for the use of boat access sites justified. C. W. Threinen 1971
PDF42 Carp migration in the Lake Winnebago area. Gordon R. Priegel and Douglas W. Morrissette 1971
PDF41 Cisco and whitefish sport netting in northeastern Wisconsin. T. C. McKnight, R. W. Wendt, R. L. Theis, L. E. Morehouse and M. E. Burdick 1970
PDF40 Mississippi River special sport fishing creel census in Pool 7, March 1, 1967-April 30, 1967. Kenneth J. Wright 1970
PDF39 Mississippi River special sport fishing creel census in Pool 7, March 1, 1968-April 30, 1968. Kenneth J. Wright 1970
PDF38 A study of migratory lake run trout in the Brule River, Wisconsin, Part II, rainbow trout. Wallace Niemuth 1970
PDF37 The status of wild rivers in law and action programs - 1970. C. W. Threinen 1970
PDF36 A summary of recreational attractions and facilities on the Mississippi River in Wisconsin. Willis Fernholz, Gene J. Van Dyck III and C. W. Threinen
1970
PDF35 A two year creel census of Devils Lake, Sauk County. Clifford Brynildson, David B. Ives, Howard S. Druckenmiller 1970
PDF34 Survey of pesticide residues in Great Lakes fish. Ronald J. Poff and Paul E. Degurse 1970
PDF33 Stream reclamation techniques. Gordon E. Slifer 1970
PDF32 Selective chemical fish eradication of Mill Creek, Richland County. Clifford Brynildson 1970
PDF31 Results of chemical fish eradication of Cox Hollow Lake, Iowa County. Clifford Brynildson 1970
PDF30 The chemical composition of Wisconsin lake waters: a basis for water quality studies. Ronald J. Poff 1970
PDF29 Concentrations of fishermen on the Mississippi River as determined by aerial angler counts between 1963 and 1965 with comparisons to prior counts. Kenneth J. Wright 1970
PDF28 An evaluation of the effect and extent of habitat loss on northern pike populations and means of prevention of losses. C. W. Threinen 1969
PDF27 1968 Lake Superior sport fishing pressure check, creel census, and charter boat trolling. Brian Belonger 1969
PDF26 Mississippi River sport fishing creel census in Pool 7, April 1, 1967-March 31, 1968. Kenneth J. Wright 1969
PDF25 Current status of public access to waters. C. W. Threinen 1969
PDF24 Evaluation of brown trout fingerling stocking programs in the lower Willow River and the economics thereof. Ludwig Frankenberger 1969
PDF23 Procedures for chemical reclamation of soft water trout streams. Willis B. Fernholz and Gordon E. Slifer 1967
PDF22 Effects of habitat management on trout in a portion of the Kinnickinnic River, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Ludwig Frankenberger 1968
PDF21 A report on the characteristics of walleye lakes in northeastern Wisconsin. C. W. Threinen and Lloyd Andrews
1969
PDF20 Lake trout sport fishing in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Superior. Brian Belonger 1969
PDF19 Muskellunge management in Wisconsin. Arthur A. Oehmcke
1969
PDF18 Management of walleye in the upper Midwest. John Klingbiel
1969
PDF17 Fishing pressure and harvest on Bohemian Valley Creek, La Crosse County. Ronald L. Fassbender and Warren S. Churchill 1967
PDF16 Evaluation of the effects of the habitat management program and the watershed planning program on the brown trout fishery in Bohemian Valley Creek, La Crosse County. Ludwig Frankenberger and Ronald Fassbender 1967
PDF15 The use of Fintrol-5 (Antimycin A) as a selective fish toxicant. Wallace Niemuth and Terrence McKnight 1967
PDF14 A comparison of growth between pellet-fed and minnow-fed largemouth bass fingerlings. Terrence C. McKnight 1968
PDF13 A literature review on the value of testosterone to control the reproduction of fish. Dennis R. Engel and C. L. Brynildson 1967
PDF12 A study of migratory lake-run trout in the Brule River, Wisconsin, Part I, brown trout. Wallace Niemuth 1967
PDF11 A catalog of chemical analyses of lake water samples, 1925-1966. Ronald J. Poff 1967
PDF10 The effects of low dosage application of Fintrol (Active Ingredient - Antimycin A) on the yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Gilbert C. Radonski and Richard W. Wendt
1966
PDF09 Farm ponds in Wisconsin. Charles N. Lloyd and C. W. Threinen
1966
PDF08 A five-year summary of commercial fishing for carp, buffalo, sheepshead, catfish and bullhead on the Wisconsin portion of the Mississippi River - 1960-64. Alan Finke
1966
PDF07 Northern pike tagging study, Black River, La Crosse County, Wisconsin 1964-1965. Alan H. Finke
1966
PDF06 White bass tagging study, upper Mississippi River 1964. Alan H. Finke
1966
PDF05 Stream reclamation procedures. Willis Fernholz and Ludwig Frankenberger
1966
PDF04 An analysis of the muskellunge fishery of Little Green Lake, Green Lake County, Wisconsin 1957-65. Vernon A. Hacker
1966
PDF03 An evaluation of stocking large muskellunge fingerling. John Klingbiel
1966
PDF02 Investigations of live fish transportation charcoal filters for the removal of metabolites. Paul Degurse
1966
PDF01 A four-year study of the smallmouth bass in the outlying waters of Door County, Wisconsin. Lawrence Wiegert
1966

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For information on publications, contact:
Karl Scheidegger
Bureau of Fisheries Management