Nguyen, V., M.A.Gravel, A. Mapleston, K.C. Hanson and S.J. Cooke. 2009. The post-release behaviour and fate of tournament-caught smallmouth bass after ‘fizzing’ to alleviate distended swim bladders. Fisheries Research. 96:313-318.
S.J. Cooke and H.L. Schramm. 2007. Catch-and-release science and its application to conservation and management of recreational fisheries. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 14: 73-79.
Gravel, M.A. and S.J. Cooke. Accepted. Severity of barotrauma influences the physiological status, post-release behaviour, and fate of tournament-caught smallmouth bass. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. XX: xx-xx.
White, A.J., J.F. Schreer and S.J. Cooke. 2008. Behavioural and physiological responses of the congeneric largemouth (Micropterus salmoides) and smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) to various exercise and air exposure durations. Fisheries Research. 89 (2008): 9-16.
Thompson, L.A., S.J. Cooke, M.R. Donaldson, K.C. Hanson, A.J. Gingerich, T. Klefoth and R. Arlinghaus. Accepted. Linking the physiological status of angled and air exposed largemouth bass and post-release behaviour and fate. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. XX: xx-xx.
Arlinghaus, R., T. Klefoth, A. Kobler and S. J. Cooke. 2008. Size-selectivity, injury, handling time and determinants of initial hooking mortality in recreational angling for northern pike: the influence of type and size of bait. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 28:123-134.
RLFCT SUMMARY REPORTS
Gravel, M.A. and S.J. Cooke. 2007. Consequences of barotrauma on post-tournament survival and behaviour of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) at a fall tournament on Rainy Lake. Summary Report. 3 p.
Gravel, M.A. and S.J. Cooke. 2007. Nesting habitat selection and reproductive biology of smallmouth bass in Rainy Lake. Summary Report. 5 p.
Thompson, L.A., S.J. Cooke, M.R. Donaldson, K.C. Hanson, A. Gingerich, T. Klefoth and R. Arlinghaus. 2008. Physiology, behaviour and survival of angled and air exposed largemouth bass. Summary Report. 5 p.
Potential Research Projects
- Fall movements of bass and wintering areas
- Delayed mortality (hooking injury, diseases)
- Age and growth analysis of large, trophy fish
- Foraging dynamics and diet of bass (smelt, crayfish, etc)
- Introductions of exotic species, and potential impacts on the fish community
- Nest predation and catch & release angling during the nesting period
Funding Proposal 2007 - Subject to approval pending further review for awarding project 2007