Michael Hadley, an aquatic biologist for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in this report of a gillnetting survey at Mill Meadow Reservoir last week.
Mill Meadow Reservoir: At Mill Meadow Reservoir, we found the usual assortment: wild brown trout, yellow perch, and large Utah suckers. The suckers were so large (some weighing nearly 6 pounds) that they dominated the biomass of fish caught during the survey. Most brown trout ranged from 10 to 16 inches, though one 22-inch fish was observed. Yellow perch ranged from 7 to 10 inches. Of the fish species that are actually stocked in the reservoir, we found just one splake and three rainbow trout. These fish having been struggling in recent years in the face of competition with perch and suckers.