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Game and Fish Department Releases Warm Water Fish Into Lakes and Ponds Around the State

Truck importing 80,000 fish from Oklahoma into Wyoming
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Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 10:13 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - On Thursday Oct. 14 the Wyoming Game and Fish department received a truck load of 80,000 blue gill perch from Oklahoma. The fish were received from Oklahoma in a trade where the Wyoming Game and Fish Department supplied Oklahoma with over five thousand large trout.

As soon as these fish arrived at their first stop in Wyoming, which is the Casper headquarters of Game and Fish, they are thoroughly inspected by members of the department. This inspection is to ensure that no invasive species, plant or animal, are introduced into Wyoming waters.

These cool and warm water fish are brought into the state to help promote fishing in the summer months. This is because cold water fish such as trout will become more lethargic in the warmer months and bluegill perch are more active in warmer weather. Introducing these fish now will help them to adapt and grow so that by the time summer comes they’ll be the perfect size for anglers to enjoy catching.

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