Game Department helps identify different fish

Laramie, Wyo. (AP) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says
many anglers need help identifying a hybrid fish called a “splake”
that’s stocked in many lakes in the southeastern part of the
state.

Splake are a cross between brook trout and lake trout. Local
wardens report that many anglers can’t tell the difference between
brook trout and splake. Telling the difference between them is
important because the two game fish have different creel and
possession limits.

The department says that anglers can tell the difference by
looking at the fishes’ tails. Splake have a forked tail while brook
trout have a square tail.

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