I've used the search engine here but did not find an answer to my query --
and that is: When I am looking at aerial remote/back-country locations of Alaska,
I often notice lots of smaller 5-30 acre sized ponds/lakes. Has anyone ever
spent any amount of time fishing one location after another to see if there
is any fish at each and every small lake; and, if so, what did you find?
I'm curious as these little inland bodies of freshwater have probably been
around for a few thousand (or more) years, and birds may have carried
fertilized fish eggs all over Alaska in that period of time.
Have any professional studies been done to determine if most lakes have
a fish population? If not then why?
What percentage would you say have a self-sustaining population? Do you
know of any web site that can verify it if you do not know?
I'd appreciate some answers! Thanks in advance.