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WGFD to hold meeting on Saratoga Lake treatment of yellow perch introduction

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) will be holding an informational meeting in Saratoga on June 9 regarding their plans to address illegally-stocked yellow perch in Saratoga Lake.

In 2021, the WGFD discovered yellow perch had been introduced to Saratoga Lake, which is maintained by the state department as a trout fishery. During the 39th Annual Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby, a number of the non-native fish species were caught by ice anglers over the weekend (see “Problematic Perch” on page 1 of the February 2, 2022 Saratoga Sun). According to Chance Kirkeeng, the WGFD Laramie...


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