Warmer weather is harmful to fish

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Green River fish management staff expressed concerns for catch and release fishing in the warmer weather in a press release this past week.

The staff is concerned about the fish in our area, especially the trout below the Fontenelle Reservoir and the kokanee in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

“Trout experience significant mortality at prolonged exposure to water temperatures greater than 75 degrees Fahrenheit and brief exposure to temperatures over 80 degrees are lethal,” Troy Laughlin, Green River Fisheries Biologist, said.

“As water levels drop and water t...

 

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