Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
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Posted on September 27, 2013 | Permalink
Youghiogheny River C&R Trout Fishing Area Survey
Location: Youghiogheny River C&R Trout Fishing Area
The Inland Fisheries Service with the valuable assistance of Garrett College's Fisheries Management Class recently conducted fish population surveys in the Youghiogheny River Catch and Return Trout Fishing Area. We collected a lot of recently stocked Rainbow Trout in the 8 - 10 inch size class as well as a lot of Brown Trout in the 6 - 8 inch size class from fingerling stockings during the summer, showing good growth and survival rates. The best part of the surveys were the trophy sized Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout at each station we sampled. Brown Trout measuring up to 23 inches and Rainbow Trout measuring up 18 inches were collected. Several chunky Smallmouth Bass were collected, providing additional fishing opportunities.
Pictures 1) Trophy Rainbow Trout 2) Garrett College students posing with trophy Brown Trout 3) Smallmouth Bass 4) Fisheries Tech Jon Folk with lunker Brown Trout