Grand Canyon flood fattened fish, but it’s not all good news

Glen Canyon Dam

In the week following a controlled flood on the Colorado River, Mick Lovett saw lots of fat fish near Lees Ferry, about 15 miles down river from Glen Canyon Dam.

The fishing was expected to be excellent in that stretch of the river after the four-day flood stirred up extra food for the fish, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Lovett, a fishing guide, has seen fish eat so much under similar conditions in past years that they’ve vomited in his net, he said.

That may sound like a good thing for a guide trying to make a living on the river, but it’s not, he said.

LINK (via: AZ Central)

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