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Gizzard Shad Invading Iowa Lakes

Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials are currently investigating the increase in Gizzard Shad in Iowa Lakes. Reports say that once Gizzard Shad is introduced to a small body of water, it ends up ruining it because no food is left for hatching game fish. State Conservation Officer Ken Kenyon tells KNIA/KRLS News that Gizzard Shad are in the Des Moines River in Marion County and haven’t been a problem. Kenyon says that anglers appreciate Shad in big bodies of water because their presence helps improve the number of White Bass they catch.