Habitat use and recruitment: a comparison of long-term recruitment patterns among fish species in a shallow eutrophic lake, Oneida Lake, NY, U.S.A.

We analyzed inter-annual patterns in first-year abundance of 11 fish species in Oneida Lake, New York, USA, using trawl data collected from 1961 to 1997. We found two major recruitment patterns among the 11 species. One group (yellow perch, walleye, logperch and tessellated darter) decreased in abundance after the mid-1980s. These species are spring or… (More)