Good, bad trout news to come at meeting

The Gunnison River has a healthy population of brown trout, including this one from near Red Rocks Canyon, but recent low-water years have had some impacts on size distribution.

The last few years generally have been a mixed blessing to trout in the Gunnison River.

Dan Kowalski, aquatics biologist with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, is expected to address those good and not-so-good issues Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Grand Valley Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fishers.

There should be news on the survival of hybrid strains of Hofer rainbows, the German trout showing remarkable resistance to whirling disease (the good news).

And there’s evidence the brown trout population took a hit from the low flows and subsequent loss of habitat (the bad news).

You’ll hear that plus updates on Crawford Reservoir and more.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Grand Valley Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fishers.

WHERE: Pinyon Grill, Tiara Rado Golf Course, 2057 S. Broadway.

WHEN: Thursday, dinner at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m.

WHO: DOW aquatics biologist Dan Kowalski presents his annual “State of the Gunnison” report.


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