Sinking deeper and deeper into the Pryor Creek mud, Mike Schilz and Zach Farrand hauled in a long fish trap from the murky water.
Minnows and a sand shiner fill a small net as Mike Schilz, Zach Farrand and their professor Kayhan Ostovar catch and tag fish in Pryor Creek on Wednesday.
Rocky Mountain College professor Kayhan Ostovar, left, Zach Farrand and Mike Schilz document fish trapped in Pryor Creek. Schilz, a recent RMC graduate, injects a tiny device that will electronically provide data if the fish is captured again. RMC student Farrand records information about ea…
Mike Schilz, right, hauls a fish trap filled with about 100 small fish, followed by Zach Farrand with a hook and buoy. Schilz wants to find out what fish are in Pryor Creek after floods took out irrigation structures that kept most fish in the Yellowstone from reaching the stream.
Mike Schilz, a recent graduate of Rocky Mountain College, examines a channel catfish as he, Zach Farrand and their professor Kayhan Ostovar catch and tag fish in Pryor Creek on Wednesday.
Mike Schilz, left, carrying a fish trap, is followed by Zach Farrand as they catch and tag fish in Pryor Creek on Wednesday. Schilz received a grant from the Yellowstone River Research Center for the fish study. Farrand who is a summer Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks intern. Farrand also has…
Rocky Mountain College students Mike Schilz, left, and Ian Erickson look at a small turtle found in Costa Rica’s La Selva reserve in during a March environmental field trip. Rocky plans to add another environmentally related major this fall. (Courtesy photo)