GFP trying to grow bigger bass in prairie lakes

It was long after sundown and the only light on the lake came from the flood lamps embedded in the bow and the headlamps a trio of Game, Fish and Parks Department biologists were wearing. The generator was mounted on the back of the biologist’s long, unpainted aluminum research vessel. It was powering a pair of ugly, chandelier-shaped electrodes hanging from the two booms on the front of the boat.


Fish of all kinds were boiling to the surface, stunned by the electric current being broadcast through their small section of lake. Two of the biologists, Hillary Meyer and Tony Long, stood on the bow leaning over a railing, dipping nets with long plastic handles into the water scooping up every bass they could get their nets around. A third biologist, Mike Greiner, was driving the boat.

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