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  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Parksters Arrive

    FISH TALK
    Projects Updated
    slickest roadshow yet
    THE TALE OF THE PLATE
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    TOPICS COVERED



    .. In beautiful West Yellowstone the NPS roadshow detailed current and future projects in the Native Fish Preservation Program.
    .. Updates and progress reports for both streams and Yellowstone Lake were presented.
    CUTTHROAT & GRAYLING
    .. The team also detailed the efforts to bring regulations in line with preservation goals.
    .. This included the continually expanding program to prevent aquatic invasive species. One possibility is the banning of felt soles on waders and wading boots.
    ..  Details about ongoing actions on the west side of Yellowstone National Park for the preservation of Westslope Cutthroat and the reintroduction of a favored non native  species the Artic Grayling.
    UPPER GIBBON PROGRESS
    .. It seems that there is an effort to remove the Adfluvial Grayling and introduce Lacustrean Grayling in the upper Gibbon River drainage. This includes the relocating of fish from Grebe Lake  and then replanting the lake with a different non native Grayling species..
    ROTENONE APPLICATION
    .. Rotenone, (a crystalline isoflavone used as a broad-spectrum insecticide, piscicide, and pesticide,) will continue to be used for removal of the unwanted species from both rivers and lakes.
    .. Details about the Grayling projects on Grayling Creek and Specimen Creek were presented and showed a series of age classes in Specimen Creek that suggest an in situ breeding population.
    GRAYLING EGGS
    .. It's too early to make the same claim for Grayling Creek. However the population in Grayling Creek appears healthy and is getting larger as anticipated.
    .. Success is anticipated for these projects for propagating non native species in protected streams in remote and less popular fishing locations in Yellowstone National Park.
    COMPLETED vs.  FUTURE RESTORATIONS
    .. The progress for both lakes and streams for current and future project elements were summarized in tabular form. Currently there are 45.8 stream miles that have been completed. There are 49 lake acres in the same catagory.
    .. These totals will be expanded with future project elements to an anticipated 92.3 stream miles and 281 lake acres.
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    SOFTY
    .. The 10" of snow that we received over the last 24 hours is about all melted from the warm forty degree temperatures that came with it. Runoff should increase somewhat with the rapid melt. Water color should be interesting as well.
    STIFFY
    .. The fishing on both lakes and between them is attracting both neighbors and folks from foreign lands. Spawing trout are abundant between the lakes and care should be taken to avoid the very visible redds in this section.
    .. Better yet = leave them alone. It is a sort of private matter after all.
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    VERY ATTENTIVE FISHER FOLKS