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What's next for Saratoga Lake?

WGFD hold public meeting regarding use of Rotenone to address yellow perch problem

 

Photos by Ezra Boileau

The Saratoga Lake already showing signs of water-level loss due to evaporation as seen in this June 9th photo.

From this fall to next spring, anglers will find Saratoga Lake devoid of any fish due to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s (WGFD) decision to use Rotenone to eradicate illegally introduced yellow perch. 

On June 9, WGFD held a public meeting at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) regarding their decision. While some anglers may enjoy fishing and eating yellow perch, WGFD is wary of the potential ecological impacts the perch may pose to the lake. 

Introduced into Saratoga Lake illegally, the perch pose a severe risk to the trout population as these two species compete for food...



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