Flaming Gorge facing reduced kokanee rates

Anyone planning to catch kokanee salmon in the Flaming Gorge this summer should prepare themselves for disappointment.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) has said that anglers should expect reduced kokanee salmon catch rates this year compared to previous years. Tony Valdez, the owner of Buckboard Marina, thinks the problem is even more severe than the WGFD is letting on.

"Fisheries managers from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources set a management objective to maintain a population estimate of 600,000 kokanee two years and younger," a WGFD pre...


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