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Friday, December 13, 2019
By Dave Graybill
I got a call from Tim Peone with the Spokane Tribe, who is involved with the joint efforts of the Spokanes and the WDFW on rearing and releasing the triploid rainbow trout into Lake Roosevelt. Tim told me that the tag information really helps the tribe and the WDFW track their efforts to improve the trout fishing on the big reservoir. They are diversifying stocks to provide better fishing year-round rather than the traditional spring and winter cycles. This particular tag came from a release of 10,000 trout, of which half were made up of what they call the Spokane stock and the other a Trout Lodge stock. One group was marked with a white tag and the other a blue tag. The fish in this program go into net pens at a much larger size and are released at a much larger size, resulting in bigger fish available to anglers over the summer months. They hope this program will provide bigger fish in the summer and real fighters, too, as they are from a domesticated steelhead strain. If you get a tagged fish, be sure to call the number provided with the information, it really helps.
This is one of the tags that can be found on Lake Roosevelt rainbow trout.