South Shore Map

With a gently sloping bottom and diverse substrate, the area off South Shore Park supports dense vegetation, shelters for newborn smallmouth and rock bass. In the summer, northern pike and brown trout hide there, waiting for unsuspecting prey. Meanwhile, invasive quagga muscles deplete available nutrients in the water while providing a food source for another nuisance species: the round goby. As native fish like trout and whitefish learn to eat gobies, some balance may be restored.

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