Jacob W. wanted to know if perch and pickerel lived in the pond at the field station. The answer was no, followed with a question of our own. Why do you ask?
He told me he felt the FS pond should be able to support both species and wanted to test his theory. For several weeks Jacob has been gathering specimens, some people call it fishing, and in the past few days has released a healthy brace of perch into the pond. The pond has a thriving golden shiner population but is very shallow. We are already looking forward to testing Jacob's theory. The proof will come next spring of course. I'm looking forward to the field work this will require, some people call it fishing.