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Old 07-23-2012, 03:02 PM
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Fisheries staff surveyed Lynn Camp Prong
in June 2010 to determine the survival
and reproductive success of brook trout
released into the stream in 2009. They
collected several adult rainbow trout, two
of which had fin clips indicating they were
from hatcheries, carried in by people who
did not want these non-native game fish
removed from park streams. Additionally,
rainbow trout were found in a small 60 m
tributary that was missed during treatment.
When more adult and young-of-year
rainbow trout were found than could be
removed through electrofishing, fisheries
managers made plans to re-treat approximately
5,300 m of Lynn Camp Prong
with antimycin in September 2011 to
completely remove the exotic fish. Prior
to treatment fisheries staff collected as
many brook trout as possible and transported
them to refuge areas outside of
the treatment zone. Once treatment has
been completed, brook trout in refuge areas
were collected and returned to Lynn
Camp Prong. Staff also plan to collected
about 1,000 additional brook trout and
released them in the stream to supplement
the existing population.

Above is taken from info to train park volunteers & staff that came out 2 months ago. I volunteered last month, and we shocked up plenty of young of year, and everything points to a success. I know when it was at this point last time (before Rainbows found) Matt hoped to have it open in 3-5 years or so. So while I am only guessing, I would say that would be a decent guesstamite. Everything looks good right now, and lets just hope it stays that way. With the extra buffer that stream has, and with it's size, it should grow some monster Brookies, and would serve as a great link between other great Brookie streams
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