- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Trout numbers on the Snake River below Palisades Reservoir declined an estimated 32 percent during the past year.

Below Palisades, where the Snake is known as the South Fork, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department estimated the number of trout per river mile at 3,671 this year.

But Idaho Fish and Game Department regional fisheries biologist Brett High says the downward trout trend on the Snake’s South Fork isn’t as grim as it appears,

High told the Jackson Hole News & Guide (https://bit.ly/131anc7) that trout numbers were at record highs last year in that area of the river.

Meantime, on the Snake in the heart of Jackson Hole above Palisades, cutthroat counts declined only slightly and the average fish size increased.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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