The regions biologists and their crews have been netting some perch in Big Sand Wash Reservoir and relocating them to both Starvation and Red Fleet Reservoirs. The perch have been on the decline in Starvation for a few years so the DWR is trying to give them a boost. The perch for Red Fleet are to supplement what was introduced after the chemical treatment. They netted 1,140 perch over a three day period with 530 going to Starvation and 510 going to Red Fleet. There was about a 60/40 split of males to females.
Next month the DWR is going to collect some crappie from Pine View Reservoir and add them to the mix of fish in Starvation. It will be interesting to see how well they do with all the hungry mouths in there.
Kudos to the effort that the DWR folks are going to for the fishermen. Some of the changes have come about because of responses from fishermen on recent angler surveys.