90% of stocked rainbow and brown trout could be replaced with stocked brook trout and no fishing opportunities would be lost.If you vote no, that means you vote against stocking rainbows or browns anywhere in NC. I had to go with the sometimes answer.
There are plenty of articles on how flatheads have led to the decline of several species besides shad....other catfish species have taken it on the chin among other species.It depends on the situation, like when they put flatheads in the cape fear, now it has some the best flathead fishing in the state. I read an article on how flatheads are causing a decrease in native fish species, but those are fish like shad, and other bait fish, and I would much rather catch a 40 pound flathead than a six inch long shad.
Yeah, that's what I meant about the forage. You have to stock more shad or other forage (tangent - did you know kokanee were introduced into Lake Nantahala in the 60s for forage?) to support the walleye, but they won't be displacing other fish to a large degree as far as the part of the lake they live in. Pike on the other hand do displace some existing fish and eat them.Walleye are voracious feeders. Honestly though I would rather see Pike stocked over walleye...much more fun to catch and better tasting fish also. Pike will eat a wider range of food as well.
largemouth bass aren't native to NC just something to think about
I thought some strains of LMB were in some parts of the state, but the current predominant strain and its range are our doing for sure.