Over the past month, the Society completed two more monitoring events at Wreck Pond. Over the course of these events, we caught approximately 70 alewife. A great catch. Mixed in with the alewife were some of our regulars (white perch, gizzard shad, pumpkinseeds, and bluegills), as well as a couple of lesser seen species (brown bullhead, American eel, black crappie, largemouth bass), and a few new catches for the year including a painted turtle and a common snapping turtle. Interestingly, the number of gizzard shad caught greatly increased in the 7th monitoring event. This increase in catch coincided with gizzard shad spawning period (late May through early June).
Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)
Black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)
White perch (Morone americana)
Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)