As it turns out one summer of high water is much more devastating to fisheries than extended periods low lower water. Even if these fisheries started coming back today, it would be at least 5 to 7 years before they could fully recover to there full potential if conditions remain perfect during that time frame.
These guys are mobilized now and will to do everything they can to try and solve this issue but it looks like it may be over even their heads.
We are the biggest predator of trout by far.
The GAF is concerned with killing walleye but not with stabilizing the trout population in the river which has plummeted during the last 10 years. It will be trial and error for a while but farmers will always get the water they need during a high water year and then we can try to minimize the impact on the fish by shortening the duration of the flows that stress the fish.
The lake is 5 feet low and should have been filled as wyoming business report logo as it iced off to help keep these fish healthy. The section most fished by anglers is 11 miles long. Now you guys in Thermopolis know why people from Cody are on your river so much.
Last night at the Willwood meeting a chart was put on the overhead showing the estimated fish population in the lower Shoshone from till Interestingly enough, The fish kill also directly coincides with the 1st super high water year we had. Up until that time the GAF were convinced that the North Fork had remained the same since according to their shocking data.
The North Fork suffers from the most extreme fishing pressure of any place all summer. This is just one of many problems that have pushed our fisheries to the breaking point.
The bottom line is that data is only as good as the way it is collected. When sampling every 5 years there can be as much as a 9 year period where only one 4 day sample was recorded.
The Lower Shoshone had multiple issues. Every day I see GAF rushing all over the place from sun up till sun down. We are trying to get the Bureau to recognize the impact their water management has on our local economies.
So far the guys in Montana are the only organized group that is fighting for these changes. This year I wanted to find out how the population was being sampled so we can figure out why the numbers are at such different ends of the spectrum.
We all understand that it is simply to expensive for ranchers to fence of vast areas of rivers to keep livestock out of the water and still maintain a reasonable profit. The long runs and riffeles need to be checked and averaged to to get an accurate assessment of how many fish per mile are actually there.
We are currently experiencing another super high water year which on top of the many other issues is not boding well for the fish.
Managing these resources is the job. Last Spring we had a locals meeting with the Game and Fish sponsored by Robert Crooks to discuss the causes and solutions of problems with the local fisheries.
With very few fish anywhere else left everyone is going here. The new plan will make the river below Willwood dam unfishable from October 15th to April 15th every year now by running sediment from irrigation water down the stream all winter.Sports journalists and bloggers covering NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MMA, college football and basketball, NASCAR, fantasy sports and more.
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