Trout sampling a success for Game & Fish: Game and Fish catch 600 fish

 

Photos by Doug Radunich Bobby Compton, a fisheries biologist for Wyoming Game & Fish Department, is checking how many fish were caught in the net during the fish sampling two weeks ago. Photos by Doug Radunich Bobby Compton, a fisheries biologist for Wyoming Game & Fish Department, is checking how many fish were caught in the net during the fish sampling two weeks ago.

Wyoming Game and Fish (WGFD) Department officials caught a large number of trout during their fish population estimate conducting along the North Platte River’s Pick Bridge section.

According to WGFD Fisheries Biologist Steve Gale, the total number of trout, both brown and rainbow, captured over three days of sampling was 600, with roughly 60 percent brown trout and 40 percent rainbow trout.

Researchers used nets and specialized electrical equipment to catch fish along the Pick Bridge section July 16, 17 and 19, in order to study fish habitat changes and how many or what kind of fish thri...



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