CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game is asking anglers fishing in the Squam Lakes to immediately release any largemouth and smallmouth bass that were radio-tagged as part of a state study.
The bass will have a thin wire protruding from their underside and a yellow numbered tag near their dorsal fin.
The goal of the three-year study is to determine the percentage of bass returning to Big Squam Lake after being lake and weighed in and released in Little Squam Lake, and how long it takes them.
Both lakes are popular destinations for bass tournaments and recreational bass anglers. The department says if most of the bass released in the Little Squam don't return to Big Squam, it could lead to increased competition for food and habitat.