COLOR COUNTRY ANGLERS
TU CHAPTER 187
Covering the Beaver, Cedar City, St George and southwestern Utah area. We normally hold our meetings at
the Sportsman's Warehouse in St. George. You can find us on Facebook @colorcountryanglerssu or our
website http://colorcountryanglers.com. Currently there we have about TU 150 members in our Chapter.
The Southern Region sport fish crew has a lot of great projects scheduled for the upcoming field season and
we'd like to invite you to participate whenever and wherever you like. Many of the projects are gill net surveys,
but there are a few other things that might interest you. Due to weather, snowpack, etc., dates are tentative
and can be changed at the last minute. As the date for the project approaches, they will contact you with more
details on time, meeting place, etc. Keep in mind, we never turn down volunteers but, if we get a lot of people
signing up for one project, we'll end up splitting into multiple crews and you may have to take a turn on the
Future projects working with DWR include: Gill net surveying at Minersville Reservoir, Otter Creek Reservoir,
Forsyth Reservoir, Mill Meadow Reservoir, Pine Lake, Tropic Reservoir, Panguitch Lake, Kolob Reservoir,
Navajo Lake, Fish Lake forage fish netting and Kokanee netting, Boulder Mountain, Dougherty Basin Colorado
River cutthroat trap and spawning, Manning Meadow Bonneville cutthroat trap and spawning, Bonneville
cutthroat trout monitoring (electrofishing) East Fork Sevier River.
Pinto Creek Restoration Work
Brook Trout Study Boulder Mountains
A few members of CCA along with members of Southern Utah Anglers helped to catch brook trout for a project
study that will restore Colorado cutthroat to the Boulder Mountain lakes. We were instructed to catch and
return the live brook trout to a fish trap set up by the UDWR at the lakes. We enjoyed catching a lot of trout
over the few days we helped out. A beautiful place for sure.
Mike shared the results of the brook trout survey: We were able to collect blood samples from 34 brook trout in
each lake, as well as another 8 from the Barker Res inlet stream. All of the fish in Barker Res (including the
inlet) were sterile (triploid). Of the 34 fish from Joe Lay, 7 were found to be fertile (diploid), while the rest were
triploid. What this means for our cutthroat restoration project going forward is still to be determined, but we
appreciate your help in gathering the information we need to make those decisions.