Eric Gardunio to give overview of river fishery
Eric Gardunio, Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologist in Montrose, will speak about the current status of the Gunnison River at the Grand Valley Anglers Trout Unlimited meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd.
Dinner will be available starting at 5:30 p.m.
Gardunio will give an overview of the Gunnison River fishery from Crystal Dam to below Pleasure Park.
He will share some results of the preliminary data collected relating to the genetic status of the rainbow trout in the East Portal area that are surviving in the face of whirling disease.
Gardunio will go over the techniques Parks and Wildlife has been using to refine its understanding of the effects of whirling disease on rainbow trout populations throughout the Gunnison Gorge.
Gardunio also will give a brief overview of the Uncompahgre River fishery and Miramonte Reservoir.
In addition, he will discuss sucker management on Grand Mesa that has resulted in a trophy splake trout opportunity at Island Lake.
The meeting is free and open to the public.