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Do carbonated beverages reduce bleeding from fish gill injuries?

Do carbonated beverages reduce bleeding from fish gill injuries?

  • 11/16/2021 9:33:00 AM
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Releasing fish due to size limits or for catch-and-release practices has anglers trying new methods to help severely hooked fish. Fish hooked in the gills have lower survival chances. Some anglers say pouring carbonated water or soda pop over hooked gills helps. They claim the carbon dioxide causes blood vessels to constrict or that phosphoric acid in beverages causes blood to clot. Let’s burst this bubble and see if it is fizz or fact.
Hooking summer catfish

Hooking summer catfish

  • 7/14/2020 12:36:00 PM
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Fishing for catfish is a summer tradition for many Iowa families. You can always count on channel catfish when the bite slows down for other fish in the heat of Iowa summers.
Iowa fisheries biologist selected for Award of Merit

Iowa fisheries biologist selected for Award of Merit

  • 6/16/2020 1:32:00 PM
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Iowa fisheries biologist Ben Wallace recently received the American Fisheries Society’s Fisheries Management Section Award of Merit for his efforts in community based watershed management and lake restoration projects.
Iowa Fisheries Biologist Recognized for Excellence in Research

Iowa Fisheries Biologist Recognized for Excellence in Research

  • 7/5/2016 12:28:00 PM
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Iowa fisheries research biologist Jonathan Meerbeek was recognized as the Fisheries Biologist of the Year by the Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) at their annual meeting last week in Saint Louis.
Iowa Great lakes Crews Net 25 Year Old Musky

Iowa Great lakes Crews Net 25 Year Old Musky

  • 5/3/2016 1:11:00 PM
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Excitement and pride echoed through the Iowa Great Lakes fisheries netting crew last week. “It is amazing that this male musky is alive and doing well in West Okoboji Lake 25 years later,” said Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Fisheries Bureau.