Good News From Yellowstone Lake
The National Park Service is starting to see some progress in the battle against lake trout. Using gill nets and trap nets, the park service and commercial fishers have caught and killed over 200,000 lake trout this season. Lower catch rates for lake trout and increased numbers of smaller cutthroat are both good indications that the suppression efforts are working well. The park will also begin targeting spawning areas this September, and kill eggs using electrocution and suction. Read more about it in The Great Falls Tribune.