A blog about what a fisheries biologist does in Grand and Summit counties, Colorado.
Thanks for the very informative post, Jon. It appears the data reflects my observations about changes in the river over the years pretty well. I found the links to be very interesting and informative. It has been tough to see the river decline as it has. I'm hoping that the efforts to protect and perhaps improve flows will be successful along with your efforts to re-establish a self- sustaining population of WD resistant wild rainbows. Too bad we let the river get to this point.
I hope you are able to establish a reproducing rainbow population in the river. I, too, remember the old days.Jon, when will you have the updated survey of Lake Granby posted? I will be very interested in the body condition of the Macks. The pictures I am seeing of big fish posted on various fishing forums are very disturbing. I have not caught any big fish this winter, but even the small ones seem very skinny. Is there reason for concern, or do you think this is a result of high water, low water years?