Fisheries Presentation Next Wednesday
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 4, 2018
A joint presentation next week by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Montana State University will focus on the Cody area fisheries.
Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists and MSU researchers next Wednesday will present information on the management of fisheries in Buffalo Bill Reservoir and the North Fork of the Shoshone River. The presentation will take place January 10 at 6 p.m. in the Grizzly Room of the Park County Library in Cody.
Cody Regional Fisheries Biologist Jason Burckhardt says that Buffalo Bill Reservoir and the North Fork of the Shoshone River are two of the most unique and popular fisheries in the Bighorn Basin. He notes that the presentation will include trout population trend information, the foodweb dynamics of Buffalo Bill following the illegal introduction of walleye, efforts to suppress walleye population growth, and the future management of these waters.
Burckhardt says that over the last decade, Game and Fish in collaboration with researchers from Colorado State University and Montana State University have investigated the effects of the illegal walleye introduction, and they are eager to discuss the results of this research and future walleye suppression options with the public.