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Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

FWP seeks to poison brook trout in Yellowstone tributary

FWP seeks to poison brook trout in Yellowstone tributary

Concerned that 10 years of work to remove brook trout from Soda Butte Creek has been ineffective, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are considering poisoning about 12 miles of the stream just outside Yellowstone National Park to kill the nonnatives.

August 19, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Soda Butte Creek

Soda Butte Creek

Soda Butte Creek flows from just outside of Cooke City in the Beartooth Mountains into Yellowstone National Park, where it is one of the tributaries to the Lamar River.

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Study works to boost scarce Arctic grayling in Red Rock Lakes NWR

Study works to boost scarce Arctic grayling in Red Rock Lakes NWR

Rarely, if ever, has a dam been considered a savior for fish. Typically the structures block natural fish migration and forever alter the habitat, harming native species. But Lima Reservoir dam in southwestern Montana may be an exception.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Were early visitors to Yellowstone Lake fish eaters?

Were early visitors to Yellowstone Lake fish eaters?

Technology offers great tools for archaeologists, such as analyzing the residue in ancient ceramic containers to reveal what they contained, or testing proteins on stone artifacts to find what animals were butchered or killed with the tools.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Stomach inspection

Stomach inspection

Yellowstone’s supervisory fisheries biologist Todd Koel, left, takes photos as John Syslo opens the stomach of a lake trout to examine the contents this past summer.

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Wyoming outdoors: Lake trout numbers continue to fall in Yellowstone

Wyoming outdoors: Lake trout numbers continue to fall in Yellowstone

David Sweet recently emailed me with an update on the ongoing battle to diminish the lake trout population in Yellowstone Lake and increase the numbers of Yellowstone cutthroat trout. In short, things are looking up for the Yellowstone cutthroat as their numbers continue to increase.

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Yellowstone cutthroat trout advocate to talk to Audubon group

Yellowstone cutthroat trout advocate Dave Sweet of Cody, Wyo., will be the featured speaker at the November meeting of Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 18.

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Ups and Downs

Practicing patriotism. Will James Middle School teacher Hunter Jones’ classes have sent 5,000 care packages and 10,000 letters to U.S. troops since 2002. The VFW honored Jones’ efforts to involve students by naming him VFW national teacher of the year.

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Fourth netter

Fourth netter

The Northwester is one of four boats used to net fish on Yellowstone Lake this summer.

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Fish eater

Fish eater

The remains of these five fish were found in the stomach of this lake trout after being netted this summer.

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300,000 lake trout removed from Yellowstone Lake again

300,000 lake trout removed from Yellowstone Lake again

Although the data hasn’t been officially tallied yet, this summer’s netting efforts on Yellowstone Lake resulted in the capture and killing of more than 300,000 lake trout for the second year in a row.

October 21, 2013 4:56 pm Photos

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Stream work will protect cutthroat trout

Stream crossings on the Shields Loop Road will be improved this week to benefit native Yellowstone cutthroat trout and campground improvements will also be made.

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Fish to be poisoned in Yellowstone for native fish restocking

Starting Monday Yellowstone National Park fisheries biologists will poison Elk Creek and its tributaries, including Lost and Yancey creeks near Tower Junction, to kill nonnative brook trout so native cutthroat can be restocked.

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Yellowstone restores cutthroats on Elk Creek

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo.  — Workers at Yellowstone National Park intend to poison non-native brook trout on a stream system in the park so it can be restocked with native cutthroat trout.

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Wyoming delays cutthroat restoration project

Angler concerns have prompted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to postpone a proposed project to restore native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in the upper Porcupine Creek drainage east of Lovell.

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Southeast Arm

Southeast Arm

The Southeast Arm has a nonmotorized section, so netters had to get special permission for their two-day venture to sample the area.

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Hickey Brothers

Hickey Brothers

Hickey Brothers is the Wisconsin commercial fishing company with boats and crews on Yellowstone Lake.

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Lake trout

Lake trout

These lake trout were netted in Yellowstone Lake's Southeast Arm, a remote location that had never been netted before.

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Pelican patrol

Pelican patrol

Pelicans and seagulls gather behind the netting boats in hopes of getting a fish meal.

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Trout patrol

Trout patrol

The Southeast Arm is at the mouth of the Yellowstone River and Beaverdam Creek, from which cutthroat fingerlings migrate.

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