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Queryomics: Google Insights Into Bass And Trout Fishing

Beel presents results of  this analysis of Google queries for largemouth bass and rainbow trout in the USA:

bass and trout fishing interest

Queries for both largemouth bass (blue) and rainbow trout (red) show a regular, seasonal periodicity.  Query volume is greatest in middle to late spring, drops off during the summer and fall, and then begins increasing again in winter and spring.  This seasonal pattern likely reflects the interest of anglers in preparing for, and participating in, the fishery for a given year. 

Query volume for both species declines over time, which may mean fewer people are fishing, or their interest in fishing, relative to all other interests, is decreasing. 

There is a really nice geographic pattern to the queries.  Persons in eastern, particularly southeastern, states submit proportionally more queries for largemouth bass, whereas persons in northwest states submit proportionally more queries for rainbow trout.

largemouth bass queries and fishing interest

rainbow trout queries and fishing interest

 

Beel believes the study of Google queries deserves a name.  Beel proposes “Queryomics.”

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This entry was posted on January 21, 2012 by in Fishing and angling, Google Stuff and tagged , .
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