OXFORD -- Nathan Aycock and Kevin Baswell spent the morning Friday checking on the fish population in the lake at Choccolocco Park. The two work for the Alabama Department of Conservation in the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division on Fish Hatchery Road in Eastaboga. Aycock, a fisheries biologist, said they were checking on the population of fish at the lake to make sure it was well-stocked with healthy fish to ensure quality fishing. Aycock and Baswell rode around the edges of the lake on a boat equipped with cables that would shock the fish, making them float to the surface. They netted the fish, put them in a live well and measured and weighed them. The unharmed fish were released back into the lake once the measurements were recorded. Aycock said the lake has largemouth bass, bream, shad and carp.
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