Y’stone lake trout showing signs of crashingNews Type: Regional Source: Jackson Hole News & Guide
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A quarter-century after a Yellowstone Lake angler’s exotic catch first alarmed fisheries managers, the population of the non-native lake trout finally appears to be crashing.
Yellowstone National Park and its partners have netted lake trout since the turn of the century, and for the past seven summers have spent millions of dollars annually catching and killing the fish. But the overall hauls, in terms of total numbers of lake trout caught, continued to climb.
Then this summer the catch abruptly fell off.