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(Courtesy photo) A “Spalding” rainbow trout, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
Green River electrofishing — second night: A whopper whitefish
First Published Sep 06 2012 10:44 am • Last Updated Sep 06 2012 10:44 am

This report was filed by Ryan Mosley with DWR

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We wrapped up the fall electrofishing on the Green River last night down at Little Hole. Wow, the fish are healthy this year!

We sampled a total of 552 fish in just a few hours from a 1-mile stretch extending downstream from Little Hole Ramp #2. Notable results were the overall condition and size of the trout, increased numbers of whitefish, and another catfish which likely moved up from the lower Green River.

Many of the rainbow trout were once again "Spalding" in appearance, and we saw quite a few up to 18-inches and 2.6 lbs. Brown trout were more prevalent and ran about the same size. The size of the whitefish continues to amaze me and I still ponder why there’s not more anglers targeting them especially during the winter months (?).

Our big fish of the night was actually a whopper whitefish, measuring in at 20-inches and 4.5 lbs! That’s not far from the official state record caught in 1997 and imagine the fight that fish would provide on a five weight fly rod!

That concludes this fall’s sampling on the Green River. As always there’s lots of fish down there, but anglers should continue to see really fat and healthy fish on the end of their lines.

Hope it helps, Ryan




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