BAROTRAUMA takes toll at DVL winter tournaments…
UPDATED, 3-26–For those regulars fishing Diamond Valley Lake this past winter where tournament limits were reduced to three fish per boat for a DFW study of barotrauma, you should know the results will soon be published, according fishery biologist Quinn Granfors.
Having seen the report, all I can say is, if there was a bright spot in the data, it was that, “deflation significantly reduced mortalities.” But as the insurance commercial says, “Everybody knows that.”
Here’s a brief synopsis. A portion of all the fish–specifically those showing some signs of barotrauma taken from eight winter tournaments–was divided into two groups. Of those 214 bass (more…)