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With catch-and-kill numbers down, Yellowstone NP managers see progress in eradication of lake trout

JACKSON, Wyo. – An extensive effort to capture and kill non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake is showing progress with fewer of the invasive fish being found.

“In 2018 so far, we’ve caught basically 155,000 lake trout, and that’s 63,000 less than this time last year,” Yellowstone National Park fisheries chief Todd Koel told the Jackson Hole News & Guide. “That’s huge. It’s a real signal that this population is finally crashing. It’s what our science has predicted and the population modeling has predicted, and now we’ve finally started seeing it on the ground, which is great.”


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