Wyoming wants to boost native cutthroats in creek

Jackson, Wyo. (AP) – The opening date for fishing on Flat Creek
on the National Elk Refuge is Aug. 1 and Wyoming game and fish
managers are urging anglers to keep the brook trout they catch to
reduce competition with native cutthroats.

A sampling of the upper section of the stream in northwest
Wyoming last year showed a drop in the number of Snake River
cutthroat trout and an increase in the nonnative brook trout.

Tracy Stephens of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it’s
common for nonnative species to crowd out native species.

Flat Creek is managed for trophy-class Snake River cutthroat
trout and the fishing regulations are strict. The season runs Aug.
1 to Oct. 31 and only artificial flies are allowed.

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