Over time, I would have to say the cold water fish have declined and the warm water fish have taken over. Less trout and more bass. I see sun fish now that I never saw years ago. The smallmouth bass have maintained their status. They, like deer, seem to adapt to people. During the summer, you can see them under people's docks and boats. The taste and food value of the fish has remained the same. However, as you know, the state warns not to eat fish caught in the lakes very often. My thoughts are "has the state completed their tests with the fish raw or cooked?" There is a feeling among fishermen that the chemical content would be different when meat or fish are cooked. Below is a listing of the types of fish that are currently in Lake Wassookeag and a few comments about each.
Catfish (bullhead) - Small (6-8 inches) bullheads are found the shallows behind the island after sunset. In Little Wassookeag they will be found everywhere and can be caught during the day when over cast.
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