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A new map for fishing aficionados makes it easy to find where certain species are locate for optimum angling.

The map – https://cida.usgs.gov/wdnr_fishmap/map/ – is a joint effort between the state Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Center for Integrated Data Analytics using 130 years of fish surveys.

Sen. Bob Wirch, D-Kenosha, sent an announcement Tuesday from his office.

“There is some really interesting and useful information here.  It’s wonderful that the DNR has worked to put together this application to help enhancing the fishing experience for the people of Wisconsin,” he stated.

The map is designed for:

  • Searching 160 species by county or habitat types;
  • Users can zoom in on specific bodies of water to see what is in them;
  • Easy access to the full historic record on the different species in the state.

Resource managers, scientists and the general public are encouraged to utilize the site for detailed maps and tables of where and how much of each species and hybrid are located. Users can search by a fish’s common name and/or scientific name, by county, and by time frame, among other options.

 

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