Yellowstone hosts fishery discussions in gateway towns

Dylan Riley fishes the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park in October 2010 while visiting from California. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

Ruffin Prevost / Yellowstone Gate

Dylan Riley fishes the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park in October 2010 while visiting from California.

Yellowstone National Park staff members will travel to nearby communities next week to talk with anglers about the ongoing efforts to restore native fish species, the threat of aquatic invasive species and the park’s fishing regulations.

In addition to the general public, local fly shop employees and fishing guides are encouraged to attend the outreach meetings, according to a statement released by the park’s public affairs office. Four meetings are planned for the last week in April:

  • Monday, April 27 in Bozeman, Mont. at Best Western Plus GranTree Inn, 1325 N 7th Ave.
  • Tuesday, April 28 in West Yellowstone, Mont. at Holiday Inn, 315 Yellowstone Ave.
  • Wednesday, April 29 in Cody, Wyo. at Best Western Premier Ivy Inn, 1799 8th St.
  • Thursday, April 30 in Jackson, Wyo. at Wort Hotel, 50 N. Glenwood St.

The meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a brief presentation on native fish restoration projects including lake trout suppression on Yellowstone Lake.  A discussion on angling regulations and a question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Fishing season in Yellowstone opens Saturday, May 23.  Information on fishing and fish conservation in Yellowstone is available online at http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/fishing.htm.

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