Syers Creek Habitat Improvement Shows in Fish Numbers

Syers Creek Habitat Improvement Shows in Fish Numbers

In 2012, the LMWCC received a grant from Patagonia for $6,000 to improve fish habitat in Syers Creek, a tributary of the Little Manistee River. Comparison chart below shows striking improvement in fish numbers from 2012 to 2015 measurements.
A big thank you to the United States Forest Service for putting the data together for the LMWCC.
Species

Water temperature type

Range of water temperature preferences

(°F)

14 June 2012

22-24 July 2015

Number of fish caught

Size range

(TL mm)

Number of fish caught

Size range

(TL mm)

Black bullhead

Warm

46 – 86

  1

79

Bluegill

Warm

34 – 97

  6

  47 -   65

Brook stickleback

Cool

39 – 64

  2

  56 -   57

  3

33 -   51

Brook trout

Cold

34 – 72

  8

137 – 172

  7

45 – 211

Brown trout

Cold

41 – 78

25

  51 – 225

39

32 – 249

Central mudminnow

Cool

63 – 72

23

  78 -   46

47

44  -  80

Chinook salmon

Cold

32 – 75

11

36  -  90

Coho salmon

Cold

32 – 62

  8

38  -  90

Iowa darter

Cool

45 – 77

  1

67

Johnny darter

Cool

39 – 64

  7

42  -  51

Lamprey

Cool

NA

  2

NA

  1

115

Largemouth bass

Warm

59 – 90

  7

  66 -   98

Pumpkinseed sunfish

Warm

39 – 72

  8

  55 -   91

Rainbow trout

Cold

32 – 77

  2

  51 -   63

26

35 – 158

Sculpin

Cold

32 – 62

70

  52 – 100

79

23 – 108