Saving Trout In Drainage Ditches

“In what may be a record for catch-and-release ethics, Ladd Knotek, Will Schreck and Glenn Grandjen pulled 2,143 rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout out of the Lolo-Maclay Ditch in one day and returned them to Lolo Creek. Unlike the Mack Days tournament on Flathead Lake, the two Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists and one retired volunteer got to use nets and an electro-shock device to corral fish in less than a foot of water.” – Kurt Wilson, for the Missoulian

Stranded trout in drainage ditches are like free food for wildlife, and these FWP heroes are returning them to the rivers. Read the article here in the Montana Standard.


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