Lake Winnipesaukee Tagged Bass Movement Study

Ames Farm Inn Bass Tagging and Recapture Updates

This page brings you regular postings from N.H. Fish and Game Fisheries Biologist Gabe Gries on tagging and recaptures recorded as part of the Department's Bass Movement Study (for more about the study and forms for contributing data, click here).

Bass tagging summary for 2008
We tagged a total of 1,836 bass at thirteen bass tournaments during 2007. To date, we have recapture information on 225 of the tagged bass. During 2009, data collected during 2007 and 2008 will be analyzed and summarized. We hope to continue to receive information from Lake Winnipesaukee anglers regarding tagged bass that are caught in the coming years. A final study report will be written within the next one to two years, allowing time for more recapture data to be compiled. We would like to thank Ames Farm Inn, all the bass tournament organizations that cooperated with our tagging efforts, and the many anglers that reported catching tagged bass during 2007 and 2008. -- Gabe Gries, Warmwater Project Leader, N.H. Fish and Game

2008 Ames Farm Inn Bass Tagging and Recapture Updates

Please note: Bass are not being tagged in 2008, but weigh-ins at the larger tournaments on Lake Winnipesaukee are being monitored for tagged bass.  Anglers are still encouraged to call/email with information on tagged bass that they catch (603-352-9669; gabe.gries@wildlife.nh.gov).  Anglers have reported that some tags are becoming difficult to read due to algae growth.  Please take the time to carefully clean the tag on any bass you catch with your fingers until the tag number is legible. 

10/11/08 and 10/12/08
Three tagged largemouth bass and one tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in and released at the Northern Bass Supply tournament at Silver Sands.  A largemouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 1.8 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/22/07 was caught approximately 3.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/22/07 was caught approximately 12.3 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm. 

In 2007, a total of 1,836 bass were tagged.  We currently have recapture information for 225 tagged bass. 

9/28/08
One tagged largemouth bass and one tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in and released at the Northern Bass Supply tournament at Ellacoya State Park.  The largemouth was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 6/30/07 and was caught approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  The smallmouth was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/8/07 and was caught approximately 5.3 miles from Ames Farm.

9/19/08
The weigh-ins at the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Eastern Divisional tournament at Paugus Bay and the FLW-TBF Eastern Divisional tournament at Ellacoya State Park were monitored for tagged bass, but none were caught.

9/18/08
The weigh-ins at the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Eastern Divisional tournament at Paugus Bay and the FLW-TBF Eastern Divisional tournament at Ellacoya State Park were monitored for tagged bass, but none were caught.

9/17/08
One tagged largemouth bass and one tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in and released at Paugus Bay during the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Eastern Divisional tournament.  The largemouth was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/21/07 and was caught approximately 8.6 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was also caught on 9/15/07, approximately 8.8 miles from Ames Farm, and was released at Ames Farm.  The smallmouth was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 6/30/07 and was caught approximately 5.3 miles from Ames Farm.   

One tagged largemouth bass was weighed in and released at Ellacoya State Park during the FLW-TBF Eastern Divisional tournament.  This largemouth was originally tagged on 7/11/07 and was caught at the approximate location of its last capture.  This fish was also caught on 7/21/07, approximately 7.1 miles from Ames Farm, and was released at Ames Farm.  This fish was also caught on 9/9/07, approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm, and released at Ames Farm.  This fish was also caught on 9/14/08, approximately 4.7 miles from Ames Farm, and was released at its capture location.

9/15/08
One tagged largemouth bass was caught and released approximately 6.6 miles from its last release location.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/8/07.  This fish was also caught on 7/28/07, approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm, and was released at Lees Mills.

9/14/08
One tagged largemouth bass was caught and released approximately 4.7 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/11/07.  This fish was also caught on 7/21/07, approximately 7.1 miles from Ames Farm, and was released at Ames Farm.  This fish was also caught on 9/9/07, approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm, and was released at Ames Farm.

9/13/08
One tagged largemouth bass was caught and released approximately 0.5 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/5/07.  This fish was also caught on 8/18/07, approximately 6.9 miles from Ames Farm, and was released at Ames Farm.

9/7/08
One tagged smallmouth bass was weighed in and released at Ellacoya State Park during the Massachusetts Bass Federation tournament.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/1/07 and was caught approximately 8.3 miles from Ames Farm.

In 2007, a total of 1,836 bass were tagged.  We currently have recapture information for 218 tagged bass. 

9/6/08
One tagged largemouth bass was weighed in and released at Ellacoya State Park during the Massachusetts Bass Federation tournament.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/11/07 and was caught approximately 11.8 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was also caught on 9/2/07, approximately 3.5 miles from Ames Farm, and was released at Ames Farm.  This fish was also caught on 9/15/07, approximately 2.2 miles from Ames Farm, and was released at Ames Farm.

8/23/08
One tagged largemouth bass was weighed in and released at Lees Mills during the Bubba Sweetheart tournament.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/25/07 and was caught approximately 13.0 miles from its last release location.  This fish was also caught on 9/29/07, approximately 5.6 miles from Ames Farm, and released at Ames Farm.  This fish was also caught on 10/6/07, approximately 3.0 miles from Ames Farm, and was released near the Gilford Town Beach. 

8/20/08
Two tagged largemouth bass were weighed in and released in Paugus Bay at the Bubba Bassin Mid-Week tournament.  A largemouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 2.4 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was also caught on 9/2/07, approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm, and released at Ames Farm.  A largemouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/5/07 was caught approximately 7.1 miles from its last release location.  This fish was also caught on 6/26/08, approximately 8.1 miles from Ames Farm, and released at its capture location.

8/6/08
A tagged smallmouth bass was caught and released approximately 7.3 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/22/07. 

Two tagged largemouth bass were weighed in and released in Paugus Bay at the Bubba Bassin Mid-Week tournament.  A largemouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 6/30/07 was caught approximately 8.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was also caught on 9/15/07, approximately 6.3 miles from Ames Farm, and released at Ames Farm.  A largemouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/5/07 was caught approximately 12.8 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was also caught on 9/14/07, approximately 9.4 miles from Ames Farm, and released at Ames Farm. 

In 2007, a total of 1,836 bass were tagged.  We currently have recapture information for 217 tagged bass.  

8/3/08
Three tagged largemouth bass were weighed in at the West Alton Marina during the NEBA tournament and released off the weigh-in site.  A largemouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/1/07 was caught approximately 1.5 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was also caught on 9/29/07, approximately 2.8 miles from Ames Farm, and released at Ames Farm.  Two tagged largemouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/25/07 were caught approximately 6.0 and 8.6 miles from Ames Farm.

7/27/08
A tagged largemouth bass and a tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in and released at Lees Mills during the Manchester Bass Club tournament.  A smallmouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/1/07 was caught approximately 4.2 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 7.1 miles from Ames Farm.

7/26/08
Two tagged largemouth bass were weighed in at the West Alton Marina during the Boston Bass Anglers tournament and released at the outlet of the West Alton Bay Marina channel.  A largemouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 6.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 6.1 miles from Ames Farm.

7/21/08
A tagged smallmouth bass was caught approximately 12.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/5/07.

In 2007, a total of 1,836 bass were tagged.  We currently have recapture information for 210 tagged bass. 

7/19/08
A tagged largemouth bass was caught and released approximately 1.5 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 6/30/07.  This fish was also caught on 7/25/07, approximately 3.5 miles from Ames Farm, and released at Ames Farm.

7/18/08
A tagged largemouth bass was caught and released approximately 1.6 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/25/07.  This fish was also caught on 9/2/07, approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm, and then released at Ames Farm.

7/9/08
The Bubba Mid-Weeks tournament weigh-in at Paugus Bay Marina was monitored for tagged bass, but none were caught.

In 2007, a total of 1,836 bass were tagged.  We currently have recapture information for 209 tagged bass. 

7/7/08
A tagged largemouth bass was caught and released approximately 6.5 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/22/07.

6/26/08
A tagged largemouth bass was caught and released approximately 8.1 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/5/07.

6/25/08
A tagged largemouth bass was caught and released approximately 6.1 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/4/07.  This fish was also caught on 9/1/07, approximately 7.8 miles from Ames Farm, and then released again at Ames Farm. 

6/17/08
A tagged largemouth bass was caught and released approximately 8.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/11/07.  This fish was also caught on 8/22/07, approximately 5.7 miles from Ames Farm, and then released again at Ames Farm.

6/14/08
A tagged smallmouth bass was caught and released approximately 8.4 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/22/07.

6/10/08
A tagged smallmouth bass was caught and released approximately 5.8 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/25/07.

In 2007, a total of 1,836 bass were tagged.  We currently have recapture information for 206 tagged bass. 

5/30/08
A tagged smallmouth bass was caught and released approximately 11.5 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/12/07.

5/25/08
A tagged smallmouth bass was caught and released approximately 15.4 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally caught at Lees Mills on 7/11/07 and tagged and released at Ames Farm.

5/21/08
A tagged smallmouth bass was caught and released approximately 9.5 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 7/1/07.

5/10/08 
One tagged smallmouth bass was weighed in at Ellacoya State Park during the Northern Bass Supply tournament and released in the area off the State Park.  The fish was caught approximately 3.1 miles from Ames Farm.  The bass was originally tagged and released at Ames Farm on 8/18/07.

We tagged a total of 1,836 bass at thirteen bass tournaments during 2007. To date, we have recapture information on 202 tagged bass.

Bass tagging summary for 2007
We tagged a total of 1,836 bass at thirteen bass tournaments during 2007. To date, we have recapture information on 200 tagged bass. During 2008, data collected during 2007 will be analyzed and summarized. We hope to continue to receive information from Lake Winnipesaukee anglers regarding tagged bass that are caught in the coming years. A final study report will
be written within the next two to three years, allowing time for more recapture data to be compiled. We would like to thank Ames Farm Inn, all the bass tournament organizations that cooperated with our tagging efforts, and the many anglers that reported catching tagged bass during 2007. -- Gabe Gries, Warmwater Project Leader, N.H. Fish and Game

2007 Bass Tagging and Recapture Updates (Please note: all tagged bass released at black top markers at Ames Farm unless otherwise noted):

10/14/07
Four tagged largemouth bass were weighed in at the Marine Inc. USA tournament.  No bass were tagged at this tournament.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 17.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/22/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth was caught once before on 9/1/07 approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/22/07 was caught approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,836 bass and have recapture information for 201 tagged bass. 

10/7/07
Five tagged largemouth bass and one tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in at the Gilford Town Beach during the Northern Bass Supply tournament.  No bass were tagged at this tournament.  All fish were released in the area off the Gilford Town Beach.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 9.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 10.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth was caught once before on 8/22/07 approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/22/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/4/07 was caught approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/12/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/22/07 was caught approximately 10.1 miles from Ames Farm. 

10/6/07
Six tagged largemouth bass and one tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in at the Gilford Town Beach during the Northern Bass Supply tournament.  No bass were tagged at this tournament.  All fish were released in the area off the Gilford Town Beach.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught approximately 10.1 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught on 7/21/07 approximately 3.9 miles from Ames Farm and also on 8/23/07 approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 2.7 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 3.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth was caught once before on 9/29/07 approximately 5.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm. 

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,836 bass and have recapture information for 193 tagged bass. 

9/30/07
One tagged largemouth bass was weighed in at the N.E. Bass Hunters tournament.  No bass were tagged at this tournament.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught approximately 1.1 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth was caught once before on 8/18/07 approximately 4.2 miles from Ames Farm.

9/29/07
Three tagged largemouth bass and one tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in at the Silver City Bass Anglers tournament.  A total of three tagged largemouth bass and one tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in at the Chelmsford Bass Tacklers tournament.  No bass were tagged at these tournaments.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught approximately 2.8 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 8/18/07 approximately 3.2 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 3.1 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 were caught approximately 3.5 and 5.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  This smallmouth had been caught once before on 8/5/07 approximately 10.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/12/07 was caught approximately 2.7 miles from Ames Farm. 

9/23/07
Eight tagged largemouth bass and two tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in at the Gilford Town Beach during the Northern Bass Supply tournament.  No bass were tagged at this tournament.  All fish were released in the area off the Gilford Town Beach.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 6/30/07 was caught approximately 3.5 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 8.4 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught on 7/21/07 in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area and also on 9/9/07 approximately 10.9 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/21/07 was caught approximately 3.5 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/21/07 was caught approximately 9.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/5/07 was caught approximately 6.8 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/12/07 was caught approximately 7.2 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 9/2/07 approximately 6.7 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 8/12/07 was caught approximately 14.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/18/07 was caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/22/07 was caught approximately 6.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 9/1/07 in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area. 

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,836 bass and have recapture information for 182 tagged bass. 

9/20/07
A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 6/30/07 was caught and released approximately 1.1 miles from Ames Farm. 

9/15/07
Seven tagged largemouth bass and one tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in at the NEBA of Massachusetts tournament.  No bass were tagged at this tournament.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 6/30/07 was caught approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/8/07 approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 6/30/07 was caught approximately 6.3 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 2.2 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 9/2/07 approximately 3.5 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/21/07 were both caught approximately 8.8 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 0.8 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/22/07 was caught approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 8/22/07 was caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.

9/14/07
Four tagged largemouth bass and one tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in at the NEBA of Massachusetts tournament.  No bass were tagged at this tournament.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught approximately 2.2 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 8/18/07 approximately 6.9 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 5.3 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/4/07 was caught approximately 5.5 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/5/07 was caught approximately 9.4 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 8/22/07 was caught approximately 2.2 miles from Ames Farm. 

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,836 bass and have recapture information for 168 tagged bass. 

9/11/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/12/07 was caught approximately 1.6 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 8/31/07 approximately 1.6 miles from Ames Farm. 

9/10/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 10.8 miles from Ames Farm. 

9/9/07
Two tagged largemouth bass were weighed in at the NH Bass Federation tournament.  No bass were tagged during this tournament.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/21/07 approximately 7.1 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 10.9 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/21/07 in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area. 

A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught and released approximately 8.8 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/21/07 in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area. 

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,836 bass and have recapture information for 163 tagged bass. 

9/8/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/21/07 was caught approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 8/11/07 was caught approximately 6.7 miles from Ames Farm.  Both fish were caught during a bass tournament and released in Sanders Bay.

9/6/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/5/07 was caught approximately 3.9 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 8/18/07 approximately 4.2 miles from Ames Farm. 

9/2/07
Eight tagged largemouth bass were weighed in at the Team Bubba tournament.  No bass were tagged during this tournament.  Two largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 were caught approximately 3.5 and 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/22/07 was caught approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 were caught approximately 4.6 and 5.4 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/5/07 was caught approximately 2.3 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/12/07 was caught approximately 6.7 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/18/07 was caught approximately 3.5 miles from Ames Farm. 

A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/21/07 was caught and released approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm. 

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,836 bass and have recapture information for 161 tagged bass. 

9/1/07
Ten tagged largemouth bass were weighed in at the Massachusetts Bass Federation tournament.  No bass were tagged during this tournament.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/25/07 approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 were both caught approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  These largemouth bass had already both been caught once before on 7/21/07 approximately 3.5 and 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/25/07 approximately 2.9 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/22/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/4/07 was caught approximately 7.8 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/12/07 was caught approximately 5.3 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/18/07 was caught approximately 3.5 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/22/07 was caught approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/22/07 was caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area. 

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,836 bass and have recapture information for 152 tagged bass. 

8/31/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/12/07 was caught approximately 1.6 miles from Ames Farm. 

8/28/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 6.2 miles from Ames Farm. 

8/26/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 4.8 miles from Ames Farm. 

8/23/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/18/07 approximately 3.5 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/21/07 approximately 3.9 miles from Ames Farm. 

8/22/07
Our thirteenth day of tagging.  We tagged 148 bass at the Bubba Mid-Weeks tournament.  Thirteen tagged largemouth bass and two tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 6/30/07 was caught and released approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/21/07 approximately 3.5 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught approximately 5.7 miles from Ames Farm.  Four largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 were caught approximately 1.9, 4.6, 4.9, and 5.7 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/21/07 were caught approximately 1.6 and 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/22/07 was caught approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 8/12/07 approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 were caught approximately 4.0 and 5.7 miles from Ames Farm.  Two smallmouth bass originally tagged on 8/4/07 were both caught approximately 4.8 miles from Ames Farm. 

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,836 bass and have recapture information for 143 tagged bass. 

8/21/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/22/07 was caught and released approximately 1.8 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 6/30/07 was caught approximately 5.6 miles from Ames Farm. 

8/18/07
Our twelfth day of tagging.  We tagged 116 bass at the Bubba Bassin’ tournament.  Twenty-two tagged largemouth bass and three tagged smallmouth bass were weighed in.  Two largemouth bass originally tagged on 6/30/07 were caught approximately 2.1 and 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 6/30/07 was caught approximately 6.9 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/11/07 approximately 2.7 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 6/30/07 was caught approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  This smallmouth had already been caught once before on 7/16/07 approximately 4.5 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 were caught approximately 4.2 and 6.9 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 2.8 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/21/07 in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 4.9 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 2.7 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/21/07 were caught approximately 2.8 and 8.5 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/22/07 was caught approximately 3.2 miles from Ames Farm.  Four largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 were caught approximately 2.7, 2.7, 3.2, and 6.9 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/4/07 were caught approximately 2.1 and 2.2 miles from Ames Farm.  Four largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/5/07 were caught approximately 3.2, 3.2, 4.2, and 6.9 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/5/07 was caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 8/12/07 was caught approximately 1.1 miles from Ames Farm. 

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,688 bass and have recapture information for 128 tagged bass. 

8/16/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 7.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/27/07 in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.

8/15/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught and released approximately 1.6 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 8/9/07 approximately 1.6 miles from Ames Farm.

8/13/07
A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught and released approximately 4.4 miles from Ames Farm.  This smallmouth had already been caught once before on 7/25/07 in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.

8/12/07
Our eleventh day of tagging.  We tagged 14 bass at the American Bass Anglers Division Two tournament and 48 bass at the Boston Bass Anglers tournament.  Five tagged largemouth bass were weighed in.  Largemouths originally tagged on 6/30/07, 7/22/07, and 7/25/07 were caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  Two largemouth originally tagged on 7/22/07 were caught approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  One of these fish had already been caught once before on 8/5/07, approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm. 

A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught approximately 1.1 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 10.2 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 8/4/07 was caught and released approximately 3.3 miles from Ames Farm. 

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,572 bass and have recapture information for 106 tagged bass. 

8/11/07
Our tenth day of tagging.  We tagged 18 bass as the American Bass Anglers Division Two tournament.  No tagged bass were weighed in. 

A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught and released approximately 9.2 miles from Ames Farm.

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,510 bass and have recapture information for 99 tagged bass. 

8/10/07
A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 8/5/07 was caught and released approximately 1.4 miles from Ames Farm.

8/9/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught and released approximately 1.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught and released approximately 2.9 miles from Ames Farm. 

8/8/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/21/07 was caught and released approximately 12.5 miles from Ames Farm.

8/7/07
A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught and released approximately 8.4 miles from Ames Farm. 

8/6/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught and released approximately 8.0 miles from Ames Farm. 

8/5/07
Our ninth day of tagging.  We tagged 137 bass at the Stateline Bass Anglers tournament. 
Six tagged bass were weighed in (four largemouth and two smallmouth).  A smallmouth originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught approximately 5.2 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/25/07, in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  A largemouth originally tagged on 7/21/07 was caught approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 8/4/07, approximately 3.5 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth originally tagged on 7/22/07 were caught approximately 2.2 and 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/22/07 was caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.

A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught and released approximately 10.6 miles from Ames Farm. 

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,492 bass and have recapture information for 92 tagged bass. 

8/4/07
Our eighth day of tagging.  We tagged 81 bass at the Stateline Bass Anglers tournament. 
Six tagged bass were weighed in (four largemouth and two smallmouth).  A smallmouth originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught approximately 6.8 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth originally tagged on 7/11/07 were caught approximately 2.1 and 4.5 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth originally tagged on 7/21/07 was caught approximately 0.75 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth originally tagged on 7/21/07 was caught approximately 6.8 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth tagged on 7/25/07 was caught approximately 4.5 miles from Ames Farm.

Two largemouths originally tagged on 7/8/07 were caught and released approximately 3.5 miles from Ames Farm.  Three largemouths originally tagged on 7/21/07 were caught and released approximately 3.5, 3.5, and 1.6 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught and released approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm. 

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,355 bass and have recapture information for 87 tagged bass. 

8/3/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught and released approximately 1.6 miles from Ames Farm. 

7/31/07
A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught and released approximately 2.7 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught and released approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/21/07 and a largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 were both caught and released in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area. 

7/30/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 6/30/07 was caught and released approximately 4.3 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught and released in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/22/07 was caught and released approximately 5.2 miles from Ames Farm.

7/29/07
A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught approximately 7.7 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught and released approximately 3.9 miles from Ames Farm.  A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/21/07 was caught and released approximately 8.1 miles from Ames Farm.  A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/22/07 was caught and released in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.

7/28/07
Four tagged largemouth bass were caught during a bass tournament and released near Lees Mills.  Two of these bass were originally tagged on 7/8/07 and were caught approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  One of these bass was originally tagged on 7/11/07 and was caught approximately 4.5 miles from Ames Farm.  Another of these bass was originally tagged on 7/22/07 and was caught approximately 4.7 miles from Ames Farm.

7/27/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/25/07 was caught and released in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.

7/26/07
A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught approximately 0.7 miles from Ames Farm.

7/25/07
Our seventh day of tagging.  We tagged 161 bass at the Bubba Mid-Weeks tournament. 
Sixteen tagged bass were weighed in (12 largemouth and 4 smallmouth).  Two smallmouth originally tagged on 6/30/07 were caught approximately 4.6 and 6.3 miles from Ames Farm.  Four largemouth originally tagged on 6/30/07 were caught approximately 2.1, 3.5, 3.5, and 10.6 miles from Ames Farm.  One smallmouth originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  Six largemouth originally tagged on 7/8/07 were caught approximately 2.2, 3.5, 4.0 (three fish), and 5.4 miles from Ames Farm.  One largemouth originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  One largemouth originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 3.5 miles from Ames Farm.  One smallmouth originally tagged on 7/11/07 was caught approximately 6.0 miles from Ames Farm. 

A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught (and released) approximately 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,274 bass and have recapture information for 57 tagged bass. 

7/22/07
Our sixth day of tagging.  We tagged 215 bass at the Northern Bass Supply tournament.  Nine tagged bass were weighed in (9 largemouth and 0 smallmouth).  Two largemouth originally tagged on 6/30/07 were caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  One of these largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/7/07, approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  One largemouth originally tagged on 6/30/07 was caught approximately 8.2 miles from Ames Farm.  This largemouth had already been caught once before on 7/1/07, in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  One largemouth originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught approximately 9.8 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth originally tagged on 7/8/07 were caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  One largemouth originally tagged on 7/8/07 was caught approximately 2.7 miles from Ames Farm.  Two largemouth originally tagged on 7/11/07 were both caught approximately 2.7 miles from Ames Farm.

To date, we have tagged a total of 1,113 bass and have recapture information for 40 tagged bass. 

7/21/07
Our fifth day of tagging.  We tagged 168 bass at the Boston Bass Anglers tournament.  Eighteen tagged bass were weighed in (17 largemouth and 1 smallmouth).  One largemouth originally tagged on 6/30/07 was caught approximately 2.1 miles from Ames Farm.  Four largemouth originally tagged on 7/1/07 were caught approximately 2.0, 2.1, 3.5, and 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.  One largemouth and one smallmouth originally tagged on 7/8/07 were caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  Three largemouth originally tagged on 7/8/07 were caught approximately 0.5, 3.9, and 4.6 miles from Ames Farm.  Three largemouth originally tagged on 7/11/07 were caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  Five largemouth originally tagged on 7/11/07 were caught approximately 0.5, 3.5, 4.0, 4.6, and 7.1 miles Ames Farm.

To date, we have tagged a total of 898 bass and have recapture information for 33 tagged bass. 

7/19/07
A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught and released approximately 4.0 miles from Ames Farm.

7/18/07
A largemouth bass originally tagged on 7/1/07 was caught and released approximately 3.0 miles from Ames Farm.

7/16/07
A smallmouth bass originally tagged on 6/30/07 was caught and released approximately 4.5 miles from Ames Farm.

7/11/07
Our fourth day of tagging.  Hot and humid, but no thunderstorms.  We tagged 156 bass at the Bubba Mid-Weeks tournament.  Five tagged bass were weighed in and two other tagged bass were reported being caught.  Two largemouths originally tagged on 6/30/07 were caught about 2 miles from Ames Farm.  Two smallmouths originally tagged on 7/1/07 were caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.  Two largemouths originally tagged on 7/1/07 were caught about 1.8 miles from Ames Farm.  One largemouth tagged on 7/8/07 was caught in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.

To date, we have tagged a total of 730 bass and have recapture information for 12 tagged bass. 

7/8/07
Still nice and cool out.  Mike set a new tag speed record and we were able to tag 281 bass at the NH BASS Federation tournament!!!  Three tagged largemouth (all about 16 inches) were weighed in.  Two of the recaptures were originally tagged on 6-30-07.  One of these was recaptured approximately 5.5 miles from Ames Farm and the other was recaptured approximately 2 miles from Ames Farm.  The third tagged largemouth of the day was originally tagged on 7-1-07 and was recaptured in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.

7/7/07
A tournament angler pre-fishing for a tournament caught and released a tagged largemouth that traveled about 3.5 miles from Ames Farm.  This fish was originally tagged on 6/30/07.

7/1/07
Another cool, windy day.  Tagged 198 bass at MA BASS Federation tournament.  We had one recap weighed in, a 15-inch largemouth that was originally tagged on 6/30/07.  It was caught during the tournament in the general “Ames Farm Cove” area.

6/30/07
Cool, windy day.  Tagged 95 bass at Bubba Bassin’ Tournament.  Everything went very well for the first day. 

For more information on the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Bass Movement Study and to download a form for reporting information on recaptures of tagged bass, click here, or contact Gabe Gries, Fisheries Biologist, N.H. Fish and Game Region 4, 15 Ash Brook Court, Keene, NH 03431; phone 603-352-9669; or email gabe.gries@wildlife.nh.gov.

 


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