Many important sport fish species strongly connected with the coastal wetlands
include northern pike, muskellunge, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, yellow perch,
white crappie, black crappie, channel catfish, black bullhead, brown bullhead, carp and bowfin
(Raphael and Jaworski 1979; Jude and Pappas 1992).
Structural diversity of the wetlands are represented by vegetation, submergent, floating and emergency
important to many fish.