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Old 03-27-2008, 02:01 PM
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As I recall the hardest impact was on the mature rainbows in the lower elevations. I prefer to look at this as a natural selection process....the gene pool of the survivors will better equip the next generations for such future occurances....the other thing is that these rivers are shown to have a certain level of food supplies....with fewer fish to compete the surviving fish should have an increased growth level....since there is currently a heavy emphasis on "catch and release" there is no havesting taking place to keep the populations in check.....all you have to do is look to the example of your little farm ponds....where there is a limited food source and there is no harvesting what you end up with is stunted fish....
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