Smallmouth bass at Yellowstone’s doorstep

An angler’s late February catch in the Gardner River raises concern that nonnative smallmouth bass could invade Yellowstone National Park.

Todd Koel, Yellowstone’s longtime Native Fish Conservation Program leader, described smallmouth potentially reaching one of Yellowstone’s premiere native cutthroat trout fisheries, the Lamar River system, as a “nightmare.” And he suggested that the scenario is likely in the future.

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