- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to release thousands of tiger trout to prey on invasive fish at Diamond Lake.

The Bulletin newspaper (https://is.gd/Z5a6Pb ) reports the agency will release 5,000, 6- to 7-inch tiger trout on Monday and another 13,000 fingerlings a few weeks later.

State biologists hope the tiger trout will hunt invasive fish, such as tui chubs and golden shiners.

A single tui chub appeared at the southern Oregon lake last fall, nearly a decade after an expensive project to eliminate the invasive minnow.

State biologists poisoned the lake with rotenone in 2006, wiping out 90 million tui chub.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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