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Thread: Lynn Camp is a success

  1. #1
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    Oct 2008
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Talking Lynn Camp is a success

    Matt released this data yesterday. Great to see that there are now more biomass of Brookies than the rainbows they replaced While I am generally cynical in nature, I wasn't about this, and hope all my friends that were cynical about this project will now go eat a healthy dose of crow

    Anyway here's the report:

    Lynn Camp Prong Update 2015 8 July 2015
    The fisheries staff, with assistance from local volunteers, Trout Unlimited members, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM) interns and a group of outdoor writers, ranging in age from 7 to 82, conducted population monitoring surveys on the lower 3 miles of Lynn Camp Prong June 22, 24 and 25. Electrofishing surveys on Lynn Camp and a tributary (Marks Creek) indicate brook trout populations are at (15 kg/ha) or exceeding (>34 kg/ha) pre-treatment biomass of rainbow trout at all 5 sites. The data indicate there are now between 1,392-5,616 brook trout per mile of stream on Lynn Camp Prong. The upper end of the biomass range (>35 kg/ha) would be considered exceptional in terms of trout abundance for any GRSM stream. Both 2014 and 2015 produced excellent year classes of young-of-year (YOY) brook trout, which means there will be good numbers of adults in the next 2-3 years. In fact, YOY fish comprised 53% of the total brook trout catch across all sites. Of the adults collected in all sites, 23% were greater than 7 inches with good numbers of fish >8 inches. Catch rates of anglers have been reported in the 20-40 fish per hour range with the highest catch rates being reported farther from the trailhead.

    Figure 1. Biomass of pre-treatment rainbow trout and post-treatment brook trout after restoration of 8.5 miles of Lynn Camp Prong, GRSM using the fish piscicide antimycin. The pre-treatment biomass of rainbow trout was used as a recovery target for the newly established brook trout population. Each site number represents 100m increments from the barrier falls.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Hendersonville, NC


    Interesting read thanks for sharing. Glad to see that these projects are such a success and brook trout are successfully reclaiming and sustaining their territory.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006


    1 mile. Similar results as to what my fishing has indicated. I'm glad to see it back open.
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