A blog about what a fisheries biologist does in Grand and Summit counties, Colorado.
excellent, thank you. Every spring I go out to the CPW website and read the reports, appreciate your work here..
John,This is more relate to your prior post. It is cool to think that there are or will be self-sustaining rainbows in the Colorado again. In future years it will be interesting to compare the relative abundance of Age-1 year classes of Rainbows vs. Browns to try to evaluate some of the environmental reasons for variability among year classes. I would also be curious to know if the rainbows in this stretch of river end up spawning in reaches of river further up or downstream.A couple of other follow up questions:1. Any further observations on Mountain Whitefish in the Parshall area?2. Are you still transplanting stonefly nymphs from the Colorado to the Arkansas? How is that project working out?
my friend and I caught two whitefish on that stretch last fall, both healthy ~14" (and they weren't the same fish)
Jon,Please continue to post. I just found your blog and read through the posts and found them all interesting and insightful.