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Number Title, author
367 Minnesota Live Bait Industry Assessment Report. By Dirk L. Peterson and Floyd A. Hennagir. Feb. 1980. 89 pp.
368 The Walleye Sport Fishery in Three Upper Mississippi Reservoir Lakes: Cass, Andrusia, and Big Wolf, 1971-75. By Robert Strand. March 1980. 38 pp.
369 Effects of Winterkill and Chemical Eradication of Fish on a Lake Ecosystem. By Farrell Bandow. April 1980. 40 pp.
370 The Summer Sportfishery in Voyageurs National Park and Surrounding Waters for 1977 and 1978. By Dennis Ernst and Thomas C. Osborn. April 1980. 37 pp.
371 Comparison of Marks on Scales and Dorsal Spine Sections as Indicators of Walleye Age. By Donald E. Olson. Dec. 1980. 17 pp.
372 Evaluation of Madison, Donaldson and Kamloops Strains of Rainbow Trout Salmo gairdneri in Lake Superior. By Tracy Close and Richard Hassinger. March 1981. 17 pp.
373 Experimental Incubation of Fish Eggs in a Moist-Air Environment. By Donald E. Olson. July 1981. 13 pp.
374 The Effects of Water Levels and Other Factors on Walleye and Northern Pike Reproduction and Abundance in Rainy and Namakan Reservoirs. By Thomas C. Osborn, Dennis B. Ernst, and Dennis H. Schupp. July 1981. 46 pp.
375 Management of Ponds for Bait-Leeches in Minnesota. By Dirk L. Peterson. July 1982. 43 pp.
376 Factors Affecting Brown Trout Reproduction in Southeastern Minnesota Streams. By Dennis W. Anderson. May 1983. 36 pp.
378 Effects of Continuous Fishing on the Walleye and Sauger Population in Pool 4, Mississippi River. By William Thorn. Aug. 1984. 52 pp.
379 Interaction of Lake Trout and Rainbow Smelt in Two Northwestern Minnesota Lakes. By Richard Hassinger and Tracy Close. Aug. 1984. 40 pp.
380 Chinook Salmon in the Minnesota Sport Fishery of Lake Superior. By Tracy Close, Richard Hassinger and Steve Colvin. Oct. 1984. 31 pp.
381 Long-Term Changes in the Lake Winnibigoshish Walleye Sport Fishery. By Thomas C. Osborn and Dennis H. Schupp. May 1985. 41 pp.
382 Growth and Fecundity of Chinook Salmon in Western Lake Superior. By Steve Colvin and Tracy Close. May 1985. 7 pp.
383 The Role of Research in Minnesota Fisheries Management. By Robert Davis. July 1985. 15 pp.
384 Evaluation of Flathead Catfish as a Predator in a Minnesota Lake. By Robert Davis. June 1985. 24 pp.
385 Kamloops, Madison and Donaldson Strains of Rainbow Trout in an Oligotrophic Lake. By Tracy Close, Steve Colvin and Richard Hassinger. Nov. 1985. 25 pp.
386 Evaluation of Winter Lake Aeration Techniques in Minnesota. By Farrell Bandow. April 1986. 48 pp.
387 Fish Community Responses to Northern Pike Stocking in Horseshoe Lake, Minnesota. By Dennis W. Anderson and Dennis H. Schupp. July 1986. 38 pp.
388 Shoreline Seining for Young-of-the-Year Largemouth Bass as a Method of Predicting Recruitment to the Anglers Catch. By Huon Newburg and Dennis H. Schupp. July 1986. 25 pp.
389 Status and Simulation Model of Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, Walleye Fisheries. By Ronald D. Payer, Donald L. Pereira, Mike L. Larson, Jerry A. Younk, Richard V. Frie, Dennis H. Schupp and Thomas C. Osborn. April 1987. 160 pp.
390 Hooking Mortality of Walleye Caught on Live and Artificial Baits. By Ronald D. Payer, R. Pierce and Donald L. Pereira. July 1987. 15 pp.
391 Comparisons of Catches by Standard Lake Survey Nets with Catches by Modified Nets. By Robert Davis and Dennis H. Schupp. Sept. 1987. 24 pp.
393 Fluorescent Pigment Marking of Seven Minnesota Fish Species. By Farrell Bandow. Dec. 1987. 38 pp.
394 Evaluation of Habitat Improvement for Brown Trout in Agriculturally Damaged Streams of Southeastern Minnesota. By William Thorn. Jan. 1988. 31 pp.
395 Brown Trout Habitat Use in Southeastern Minnesota and its Relationship to Habitat Improvement. By William Thorn. May 1988. 28 pp.
396 Walleye-Sauger Bibliography. By Mark Ebbers, Peter J. Colby, and Cheryl A. Lewis. July 1988. 202 pp.
397 Under-ice Distribution of Rotenone with Lake Aeration Equipment. By Farrell Bandow. Sept. 1989. 33 pp.
398 The Role of Low Flow Habitat and Interspecific Competition in Limiting Anadromous Parr Abundance in North Shore Streams. By Tracy Close, David Belford, Steve Colvin, and Charles S. Anderson. Sept. 1989. 37 pp.
399 Limnological Characteristics of Mine Pit Lakes in Northeast Minnesota. By Rodney B. Pierce and Cynthia M. Tomcko. Nov. 1989. 52 pp.
401 Evaluation of Special Regulations for Trout in Southeast Minnesota Streams. By William Thorn. Aug. 1990. 66 pp.
402 Long Term Retention of Fluorescent Pigment Marking of Chinook Salmon. By Mary T. Negus, D. Belford and Steve Colvin. Aug. 1990. 19 pp.
403 Evaluation of Fishing Quality Indices and Sizes of Brown Trout Preferred by Anglers in Southeast Minnesota. By Jerry D. Wiechman. Aug. 1990. 36 pp.
404 Fish Community Responses to Manipulation of Yellow Perch and Walleye Abundance. By Timothy J. Goeman, Dennis W. Anderson and Dennis H. Schupp. Nov. 1990. 23 pp.
405 The Distribution of Crayfishes in Minnesota. By Judith C. Helgen. Dec. 1990. 108 pp.
406 Microhabitat Preferences of Selected Stream Fishes and a Community-Oriented Approach to Instream Flow Assessments. By Luther Aadland, Chantel M. Cook, Mary T. Negus, Henry Drewes and Charles S. Anderson. June 1991. 139 pp.
407 Use of Channel Catfish to Create an Urban Fishery in Lions' Lake, Mankato, Minnesota. By Timothy K. Cross, Taylor Polomis, and Robert Davis. June 1991. 11 pp.
408 Fluorescent Chemical Marking of Walleye Larva with a Selected Literature Review of Similar Investigations. By Jerry A. Younk and Mark Cook. June 1991. 18 pp.
410 Sex Ratios of Young-of-the-Year Walleye from Rearing Ponds and Lakes in Minnesota. By Paul Eiler. Nov.1991. 22 pp.
411 Genetic Description of Walleye Stocks in Minnesota. By Michael McInerny, Robert Glazer, G. Zarling, J. Fulton, J. Otis, and K. Guise. Nov.1991. 19 pp.
412 The Walleye Sport Fishery of the St. Louis River Estuary, 1980-1982. By Thomas C. Osborn, Tracy Close, Steve Colvin, and Donald L. Pereira. Nov.1991. 13 pp.
413 The Role of Research in Minnesota Fisheries Management: An Update. By Peter Jacobson and Robert Davis. Nov.1991. 13 pp.
414 Evaluation of Bioenergetics Modeling in the Study of Predator-Prey Dynamics in Minnesota Waters of Lake Superior. By Mary T. Negus. March 1992. 68 pp.
415 Macrophyte Removal to Enhance Bluegill, Largemouth and Northern Pike Populations. By Timothy K. Cross, Michael McInerny, and Robert Davis. June 1992. 25 pp.
416 Fish Community Responds to Manipulation of Northern Pike and Yellow Perch Densities in a Minnesota Centrarchid Lake. By Timothy J. Goeman and Paul D. Spencer. July 1992. 15 pp.
417 An Ecological Classification of Minnesota Lakes with Associated Fish Communities. By Dennis H. Schupp. Aug. 1992. 27 pp.
418 Performance Evaluation of Four Muskellunge Esox Masquinony Strains in Two Minnesota Lakes. By Jerry A. Younk and Robert Strand. Sept. 1992. 22 pp.
419 Survival, Growth, Sexual Maturation, and Angler Harvest of Three Lake Trout Strains in Four Northeastern Minnesota Lakes. By Gary Siesennop. Sept.1992. 45 pp.
420 Applications of an Angler Diary for Muskellunge Esox Masquinongy. By Jerry A. Younk and Mark Cook. Sept. 1992. 21 pp.
421 Effect of Size at Stocking on Harvest of Rainbow Trout in Bad Medicine Lake. By Paul K. Cunningham and Charles S. Anderson. Oct. 1992. 17 pp.
422 Opinions of Anger Groups and Fisheries Professionals in Minnesota. By Paul K. Cunningham and Charles S. Anderson. Nov. 1992. 22 pp.
423 Validation of a Trout Habitat Model for Planning Stream Habitat Improvement Projects. By William Thorn. Dec. 1992. 19 pp.
424 Analysis of Factors Affecting Growth of Northern Pike in Minnesota. By Peter Jacobson, Jan. 1993. 25 pp.
425 Weight-Length Relationships, Proximate Body Composition, and Winter Survival of Stocked Walleye Fingerlings. By Farrell Bandow and Charles S. Anderson. Feb. 1993. 23 pp.
426 Potential Interactions Between Lake Trout and Smallmouth Bass in Lakes of Northeastern Minnesota. By Paul Eiler and Thomas Sak. April 1993. 25 pp.
428 Summer Habitat Requirements of Large Brown Trout in Southeast Minnesota Streams. By William C. Thorn and Charles S. Anderson. Sept. 1993. 15 pp.
429 Population Dynamics and Harvest of Maintained Walleye Populations in Two Lakes of the Southern Minnesota Agricultural Region. By Farrell Bandow, Kevin J. McKeag, Mark F. Cook, Christie L. Nixon and Bradford G. Parsons. Oct. 1993. 26 pp.
430 A Comparison of Summer Gill Netting and Trap Netting to Fall Trap Netting for Sampling Crappie Populations in Minnesota Lakes. By Michael McInerny, Timothy K. Cross and Dennis H. Schupp. Nov. 1993. 19 pp.
432 The Relation of Male Bluegill Reproductive Strategies to Exploitation and Population Size Structure in Twelve Minnesota Lakes. By Cynthia M. Tomcko and Rodney B. Pierce. Feb. 1994. 9 pp.
435 Evaluation of Walleye Fingerling Stocking in Three West-Central Minnesota Lakes. By Bradford Parsons, Donald L. Pereira, and Paul Eiler. June 1994. 34 pp.
436 Population Dynamics of Large Walleye in Big Sand Lake. By Peter C. Jacobson. Aug. 1994. 22 pp.
441 Influences of Watershed Parameters on Fish Populations in Selected Minnesota Lakes of the Central Hardwood Forest Ecoregion. By Timothy K. Cross and Michael McInerny. 1995. 20 pp.
442 The Effects of Chemical Control of Submerged Vegetation on the Fish Community of a Small Minnesota Centrarchid Lake. By Paul J. Radomski, Timothy J. Goeman, and Paul D. Spencer. 1995. 17 pp.
449 Seasonal Habitat Use and Movements of Muskellunge in the Mississippi River. By Jerry A. Younk, Mark F. Cook, Timothy J. Goeman, and Paul D. Spencer. July 1996.
451 Seasonal and Diel Variation in Electrofishing Size-selectivity and Catch-per-hour of Largemouth Bass in Minnesota Lakes. By Michael McInerny and Timothy K. Cross. Nov. 1996. 12pp.
452 Observations of Predation on Small Bluegill in a Minnesota Centrarchid Lake. Jeffrey R. Reed and Bradford Parsons. Nov. 1996. 12pp.
453 Comparative Survival of Naturalized Steelhead, Feral Kamloops, and Their Hybrids During Egg and Fry Stages. By Mary T. Negus. Nov. 1996. 22pp.
454 Initial Effects of Slot Length Limits for Northern Pike in Five North-Central Minnesota Lakes. Rodney Pierce and Cindy Tomcko. Jan. 1997. 24pp.
455 An Indexed Bibliography of Creel Surveys, Fishing License Sales, and Recreational Surface Use of Lakes and Rivers of Minnesota. By Mark F. Cook, Jerry A. Younk, and Dennis H. Schupp. Feb. 1997. 91pp.
457 Thermal Marking of Lake Trout Otoliths, and Evaluation of Methods for Stocking Fry. By Mary T. Negus. May 1997. 18pp.
458 Bluegill Growth Rates in Minnesota. By Cynthia M. Tomcko. Oct. 1997. 24pp.
461 Evaluation of Lake Trout Index Netting Methods in Ten Northeastern Minnesota Lakes. By Gary D. Siesennop. Feb. 1998. 44pp.
462 Factors Limiting Juvenile Steelhead Survival in Streams, Tributary to Minnesota Waters of Lake Superior. By Tracy L. Close and Charles S. Anderson. Oct. 1997. 12pp.
463 Effects of Discontinuing Walleye Stocking on Fish Populations in Lake Thirteen. By Rodney B. Pierce. April 1998. 37pp.
464 A Historical Examination of Creel Surveys from Minnesota's Lakes and Streams. By Mark F. Cook and Jerry A. Younk. Feb. 1998. 59pp.
467 Use of Limnetic Zooplankton Sampling in Assessments of Fish Community Structure in Minnesota Bass-panfish Lakes. By Julie .E. Westerlund, Peter C. Jacobson, Henry K. VanOffelen, and Jodene K. Hirsch. 1998.
468 Angler Exploitation of Bluegill and Black Crappie in 4 West-central Minnesota Lakes. By Bradford G. Parsons and Jeffrey R. Reed. June 1998. 35pp.
469 Growth of Lake Trout Captured During Spring, Summer, and Fall Index Gill Netting in 10 Northeast Minnesota Lakes. By Gary D. Siessenop. Oct. 1998. 29pp.
473 Spawning Interactions of Hatchery and Naturalized Anadromous Form Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss in a Lake Superior Tributary. By Tracy L. Close. May 1999. 12 pp.
477 Influence of Walleye Fingerling Production on Wetland Communities. By Jeffrey R. Reed and Bradford G. Parsons. Sept.1999. 20pp.
478 Attitudes of Minnesota Residents about Fishing Issues. By Peter C. Jacobson, Tracy L. Close, Charles S. Anderson, and T.J. Kelly. Nov. 1999. 18pp.
481 Season Distribution, Habitat Use, and Spawning Locations of Walleye Stizostedion vitreum and sauger S. canadense in Pool 4 of the Upper Mississippi River, with Special Emphasis on Winter Distribution Related to a Thermally Altered Environment. By Brian S. Ickles, Allen G. Stevens, and Donald L. Pereira. Jan. 2000. 30pp.
482 Seasonal Movements, Habitat Use, and Spawning Areas of Walleye Stizostedion vitreum and sauger S. canadense in Pool 2 of the Upper Mississippi River. By R. Scott Gangl, Donald L. Pereira, and Richard J. Walsh. Feb. 2000. 24pp.
486 Determination of Smolt Status in Juvenile Anadromous Rainbow Trout and Chinook Salmon. By Mary T. Negus. Oct. 2000. 44pp.
487 Estimating Potential Yield and Harvest of Lake Trout Salvelinus Namaycush in Minnesota's Lake Trout Lakes, Exclusive of Lake Superior. By Gary D. Siesennop. Dec. 2000. 44pp.
488 Comparison of Two Methods of Habitat Rehabilitation for Brown Trout in a Southeast Minnesota Stream. By William C. Thorn and Charles S. Anderson. Sept. 2001. 16pp.
492 Methods to Reduce Stress and Improve Over-winter Survival of Stocked Walleye Fingerlings. By Bradford G. Parsons and Jeffrey R. Reed. Sept. 2001.
493 A Recalculation of the Annual Statewide Recreational Fishing Effort and Harvest in Minnesota Lakes. By Mark F. Cook and Jerry A. Younk. Sept. 2001. 12pp.
494 Spatial Habitat Influences on Inshore Fish Communities in a Selected Minnesota Ecological Lake Class. By Timothy K. Cross and Michael C. McInerny. Oct. 2001. 60pp.
498 An examination of Minnesotas muskellunge waters. By Jerry A. Younk and Donald L. Pereira. April 2003. 30pp.
502 Evaluation of walleye spawning habitat improvement projects in streams. By Donna L. Dustin and Peter C. Jacobson. 19pp.
505 Effects of walleye stocking on the fish community of Lake Thirteen. By Rodney B. Pierce and Cynthia M. Tomcko. 36pp.
506 Effects of prohibiting harvest of largemouth bass on the largemouth bass and bluegill fisheries in two Minnesota lakes. By Steven M. Shroyer, Farrell L. Bandow, and Dale E. Logsdon. 47pp. 2003.
513 Application of a bioenergetics model for brown trout to evaluate growth in southeast Minnesota streams. By Douglas J. Dieterman, William C. Thorn, and Charles S. Anderson. November 2004. 26pp.
514 Factors Affecting Black Crappie Recruitment in Four West-Central Minnesota Lakes. By Bradford G. Parsons, Jeffrey R. Reed, Howard G. Fullhart, and Vaughn A. Snook. December 2004. 45pp.
518 Woody Debris and Steelhead. By Tracy L. Close. June 2005. 9pp.
519 Could BT-Engineered Pest Resistant Trees be Hazardous to Aquatic Invertebrates? By Tracy L. Close. 7pp.
522 Expulsion of Miniature Radio Transmitters Along With Eggs of Northern Pike and Muskellunge - A New Method for Locating Critical Spawning Habitat. By Rodney B. Pierce, Jerry A. Younk, and Cynthia M. Tomcko. 15pp.
525 Development of a Prototype Video-Based Fisheries Assessment Unit. By Daniel A. Isermann, Thomas S. Jones, Kit Nelson, and Gerold C. Grant. October 2005. 5pp.
527 Accuracy and Precision of Hydroacoustic Estimates of Aquatic Vegetation and the Repeatability of Whole-Lake Surveys: Field Tests with a Commercial Echosounder. By Ray D. Valley and Melissa T. Drake. December 2005. 12pp.
528 Evaluation of Three Blacklight Sources for the Detection of Post-Ocular Visible Implant Elastomer in Kamloops Rainbow Trout. By Tracy L. Close. December 2005. 4pp.
530 Development of a Hydroacoustic Survey Design to Quantify Prey Fish Abundance in the Minnesota Waters of Lake Superior. By Tom Hrabik, Don Schreiner, Matt Balge, and Steve Geving. 23pp.
533 Effects of Landscape-Scale Factors on Wetland Biomanipulations. By Jeffrey R. Reed. 9pp.
534 Hydroacoustic Methods to Estimate Stream Trout Abundance in Minnesota Lakes. By Tracy L. Close, Dan Yule, and Gary D. Siesennop. 14pp.
535 Contribution of Fry Stocking to the Recovery of the Walleye Population in the Red Lakes. By Dale E. Logsdon. Sept. 2006. 41pp.
537 Relationships Between Aquatic Plant Cover and Fish Populations Based on Minnesota Lake Survey Data. By Timothy Cross and Michael McInerny. Nov. 2006. 32pp.
538 The Relationship of Bluegill Population Dynamics and Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Minnesota Lakes. By Cynthia M. Tomcko and Donald L. Pereira. Nov. 2006. 26pp.
539 Summer Habitat Associations of Large Brown Trout in Southeast Minnesota Streams. By Douglas J. Dieterman, William C. Thorn, Charles S. Anderson, and Jeffrey L. Weiss. Dec. 2006. 25pp.
542 Bioenergetics Evaluation of the Fish Community in the Western Arm of Lake Superior in 2000 and 2004.  By Mary T. Negus, Donald R. Schreiner, and Theodore N. Halpern; Stephen T. Schram and Michael J. Seider; and Dennis M. Pratt.  Oct. 2007.  79pp.
547 Induced Winterkill as a Management Tool for Reclaiming Minnesota Walleye Rearing Ponds. By Steven M. Shroyer. July 2007. 47pp.
550 Light Trap Sampling of Juvenile Northern Pike in Wetlands Affected by Water Level Regulation. By Rodney B. Pierce, Larry W. Kallemeyn, and Philip J. Talmage. August 2007. 12pp.
551 Length at Age Estimates of Black Crappie and White Crappie Among Lake Classes, Reservoirs, Impoundments, and Rivers in Minnesota. By Michael C. McInerny and Timothy K. Cross.  May 2008.  30pp.
552 Can minimum Length Improve Size Structure in Minnesota Black Crappie Populations? By Daniel A. Isermann, Ph.D. and Andrew J. Carlson.  March 2009.  12pp.
553 Evaluation of an 11-in Maximum Length Limit for Smallmouth Bass Populations in Northeastern Minnesota. By Daniel A. Isermann, Ph.D., Kevin S. Page, Paul Radomski, and Melissa Drake.  March 2009.  12pp.
554 Statewide evaluation of length-based fishing regulations: introduction and summary of results. By Andrew J. Carlson and Daniel A. Isermann
555 Recovery of Thermally Marked Otoliths from Lake Trout Stocked as Fry in Lake Superior. By Mary T. Negus. Nov. 2009. 9pp.
556 Long-term evaluations of northern pike experimental regulations in Minnesota lakes. By Rodney B. Pierce. Feb. 2010. 36pp.
557 Investigation of the use of Osmotic Induction to Reduce the Immersion Period for Marking Early Life Stages of Walleye with Fluorescent Chemicals. By Dale E. Logsdon. May 2012. 23pp.
558 Curly-leaf Pondweed Trends and Interrelationships with Water Quality. By Steven Heiskary and Ray D. Valley. August 2012. 36pp.
560 Abundance and Presence of Fish in Restored Vegetation in North-Central Minnesota Lakes. By Cynthia M. Tomcko and David F. Staples. Sept. 2014. 25pp.