why are you saying (you idiots?)
If you took offense to that comment, maybe you need to take a good, hard look in the mirror!
I say "you" idiots because I knew what kind of things people would say in response to the walleye showing up in Red Fleet.
Just read through the comments on this thread. Idiotic.
comments like "walleye are controllable in Canada, why not here?". And, "utah only wants trout". And "It's producing 6lb walleye already, why the panic?". And "somebody put them in Pineview!"
Ignorance is not an excuse to move fish around to wherever people want.
Walleye are a problem everywhere in the west. They don't belong in the west. If you truly believe that Idaho and Wyoming do such a fantastic job with walleye, then by all means go to Idaho and Wyoming to catch them. There is a huge difference between natural lakes in Canada and RESERVOIRS in Utah.
As far as Boysen Reservoir goes -- those "top level predators" (walleye) are getting out competed by those yellow perch. Even Boysen won't last forever...
for the record: us trout
guys aren't exempt from this. We have the same problems with people moving different trout species around as well. Brook trout can be devastating to fisheries if put in the wrong places. So, this isn't a trout vs. walleye thing. It's a crying shame that anglers believe that they can move fish around and make places better. Here's a news flash: Biologists are anglers too! They want fisheries to be as good as possible. That means that if they thought walleye (or brook trout, or perch, or smallies, or wipers) would improve a fishery and make it better, they'd put the things in fishery themselves!! Why do anglers feel the need to play bucket biologist?? I couldn't help it. It just popped in there.
Dr. Raymond Stantz