Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Wildlife and Fisheries Science
Movements of bigmouth buffalo in Lake Poinsett, South Dakota were studied from 1 June to 31 August, 1968. Bigmouth buffalo were individually marked with Styrofoam floats and tracked visually during daylight hours. Buffalo at a relatively constant, slow rate averaging .346 km/hr (0.05 km/hr to 1.4 km/hr). Two study indicated that bigmouth buffalo in Lake Poinsett had no home range or homing tendency and inhabited all vertical strata. Bigmouth buffalo schools in Lake Poinsett exhibited a free interchange of individuals. An evaluation of large mesh gill nets as a commercial fishery tool indicated that 10.0 cm bar measure gill nets were most effective for harvesting bigmouth buffalo in Lake Poinsett.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Fishing -- South Dakota -- Lake Poinsett
Fishes -- Migration
Buffalofishes --Seasonal distribution
Lake Poinsett (S.D.)
Includes bibliographical references (pages 34)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Clifford, Thomas J., "Summer Movements of Bigmouth Buffalo in Lake Poinsett, South Dakota" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 29.