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#11 teledork

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 10:47 PM

I am saddened each time we stop in Walker and see the brochures asking for donations for more trout stocking. Why do they want to pollute good waters with factory fish? To help understand my view, here is a good read -

 

An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World

 

We can do better.

The businesses in town believe they are making their living off of this fish. I've asked the county for numbers of tourist dollars vs property tax and I don't get any answer. 

 

But yeah - as I mentioned above the town had a conniption with the thought of putting Lahontans back in their home water. One man stated that they were "awful" fish. When I asked why he said "they don't fight". 

 

edit to add: I don't support the local fish fund. My late husband helped them stock the mythical Alpers (wanna talk about a synthetic fish?) because he was the only person who was willing to get in the river instead of simply tossing the fish from the bank into spring waters. There still were a lot of casualties. He'd bring them home and we'd eat them. 


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#12 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 12:40 AM

An interesting read is Native Trout of North America, by Robert H Smith.  Bob was a member of Rogue Flyfishers, and an acquaintance late in his life.  His book gives perspective to the numbers of species and sub species of trout/char that populated our waters, and what is being lost.   Another good book is Bob Boehnke’s Native Trout of Western North America


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#13 ski3pin

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 06:41 PM

Although not about the Lahontan, here is another excellent Trout Unlimited film -

 

 


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#14 ski3pin

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 12:28 AM

"They are telling us a story, all we have to do is ask."

 

 


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#15 ski3pin

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 08:10 PM

Another Trout Unlimited Project -

 

 


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