In an effort to learn more about flathead catfish populations in the Fox River we are working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to collect angler diaries for flathead catches.

Our members log data for each trip they take when targeting flatheads.

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This data is submitted to the IDNR yearly for scientific evaluation, along with other flathead data they collect from net sampling and electroshocking surveys.

We are now in our fifth year of collaboration. If you’d like to participate in the flathead angler diary project or attend one of our upcoming meetings, get in touch via the contact form.