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A Day in the Field

Update on salvaged native fish after the Wallow Fire

A Day in the Field – Update on salvaged native fish after the Wallow Fire In April of this year, Department┬ábiologists visited a private landowners stock tank to monitor a refuge population of native fish. Following the 2011 Wallow Fire… Continue Reading →

Bluehead Sucker and Little Colorado Spinedace Stocking

A Day in the Field – Native Fish Translocations to Kehl Canyon East Clear Creek below C.C. Cragin Reservoir contains a robust population of Bluehead Sucker (Catostomus discobolus), but a recent invasion by nonnative Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) exposes the… Continue Reading →

Cottonwood Springs Dace Monitoring

In 2016 Game & Fish Biologists stocked two native fish, Longfin and Speckled Dace into a fishless, 1 mile perennial section of Cottonwood Springs on the Prescott National Forest. Speckled Dace were stocked into the upstream portion of the spring… Continue Reading →

A Day in the Field – Roundtail Chub Survey at Gap Creek

Department staff conducted Roundtail Chub surveys in Gap Creek this spring. Gap Creek has been a chub establishment site since 2012. Biologists survey the creek 1-2 times each year to monitor the fish population and document movement and reproduction. During… Continue Reading →

Northern Leopard Frogs

In March 2016 the Department & USFWS collected 5 Northern Leopard Frog egg masses from Truxton Springs and translocated them to Meath Wash Pond. That was the first of 3 planned translocations over the next three years. In April 2017,… Continue Reading →

Meath Wash Pond Native Fish Monitoring

In May 2017 the Department sampled Meath Wash pond with hoopnets and minnow traps to evaluate the success of previous Longfin Dace and Roundtail Chub stockings in the pond. No fish were collected in the nets or traps but 20-30… Continue Reading →

Cane Springs Monitoring

The Department sampled Cane Springs Pond last week with hoopnets and minnow traps to monitor the success of the 2013 stocking of Roundtail Chub. Only 4 adult chub were collected but hundreds of fry and 20-30 adult chub were observed… Continue Reading →

Lookout Wash Dace Monitoring

The Region 3 Fisheries Program surveyed Lookout Wash in May 2017. Lookout Wash is a ┬╝ mile spring on a private ranch in GMU 18A where the Department stocked Longfin Dace in 2013 & 2014. Historically, no fish have been… Continue Reading →

Meath Wash Pond Northern Leopard Frog Egg Translocation

In April 2017 the Department collected 2 Northern Leopard Frog egg masses from Truxton Springs and translocated them to Meath Wash Pond. The egg masses were placed in floating mesh baskets close to the shoreline until the tadpoles emerge. These… Continue Reading →

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