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Table 1 Sampling dates, number of net sets, number of lake sturgeon captured, and catch per unit effort (number per net hour) of spring lake sturgeon gillnetting between 2014 and 2018 in the Buffalo Harbor area

From: Large- and small-scale movement and distribution of acoustically tagged lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in eastern Lake Erie

Year Sampling dates No. net sets Female Male Unknown Grand total CPUE
2014 May 15–June 12 22 2 (0) 30 (1) 11 (0) 43 (1) 0.71
2015 May 18–June 12 39 2 (2) 20 (16) 0 (0) 22 (18) 0.19
2016 May 9–June 1 52 1 (1) 33 (30) 3 (3) 37 (34) 0.36
2017 May 9–June 13 32 4 (4) 31 (0) 1 (0) 36 (4) 0.26
2018 May 15–June 7 24 3 (2) 31 (0) 2 (0) 36 (2) 0.42
  1. The number of lake sturgeon implanted with acoustic transmitters within each year are presented in parentheses. Morphometric data can be found in Additional file 2: Table S2