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PROJECT: Evaluation of the trophy potential for flathead catfish in the Kansas River

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Determine the distribution and size structure of flathead catfish in the Kansas River from Junction City to Kansas City, Kansas.
  2. Evaluate movement of flathead catfish in the Kansas River to determine if management of the species can be site specific.
  3. Determine age, growth, and mortality of flathead catfish in the Kansas River from Junction City to Kansas City, Kansas.
  4. Determine the effects of various management alternatives (e.g., minimum length limits) of flathead catfish populations in the Kansas River through modeling (i.e., FAST).