Originally Posted by Daceminnow
wasn't one poll regarding your catch identification good enough? you come off as knowing more about fish than most on the board, why ask for our help? i don't get it.
i'll second that.
Well, I'm new to the area, fisheries, and fish.
As I've pointed out in previous threads, local knowledge is a valuable resource and that is what I'm attempting to draw upon.
I haven't fished these rivers for 30 years, so I don't know their histories and I'm not familiar with Westslope Cuts or their hybrids.
This is a learning experience for me and that is clear. In the last thread there is some great info provided which I am sure is of interest to some and will be archived to be of use to others in the future.
It would be great if some of the more knowledgeable members would pipe in.
The section of the Bow River from Ghost Dam to Bearspaw Dam was studied in 1998 by an environmental services firm which suggested there was no cutties in this section. However, it is clear from these images that the genetics are in there and may be more prevalent than this study suggested.
This of course could inform the public, SRD, academia, or whoever may be interested.
Some folks here are certainly concerned about walleye stocks in prairie reservoirs, why not be concerned about native trout in their original habitats?