Fish

The Susquehanna River is home to myriad species of fish, including smallmouth bass, muskies, American shad, and various catfish. This spurs a healthy industry of anglers of all ages, venturing out alone of with the help of a professional fishing guide. The diversity and abundance of fish species in the river provides food for other wildlife too, such as bald eagles and mink. However, research shows that at least some of the fish are being affected by pollutants, causing lesions and reproductive issues. RiverStewards works with our partners to address the causes of these pollutants and find solutions to improve the health of the river’s fish to protect the ecosystem and the anglers who rely on it. Here are some images of smallmouth bass caught within the river.