Fishing at Red Fleet Reservoir has not been the same since Walleye were illegally introduced in the lake several years ago. The predatory nature of these fish changed the whole ecological system of the reservoir.
Bering this year, the DWR will enlist their plan to return the reservoir back to its former glory. Several species of fish, including sterile Walleye, will be introduced into the reservoir over the next several years. Biologists hope that the new mix of fish, including several sterile spices will help them balance the ecosystem and help them maintain a unique and healthy fishery.
In addition to sterile Walleye, the DWR plans to introduce sterile Tiger Trout as well which will help balance the ecosystem of the reservoir and are a very popular game fish.
Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie Mountain Whitefish, the Fathead Minnow and the Bonytail Chub will also be included in the future of Red Fleet Reservoir, many of which are native to the area.
This plan will take several years to complete. It is hoped that over time this plan will allow anglers more fishing opportunities at this beautiful reservoir and will help return Red Fleet Reservoir to the great fishery it once was.
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