Idaho Fish and Game strategizing to introduce “Super-Male” brook trout
By angelamontana

Posted: December 16, 2021

Brook trout are easy to love. They are prolific, aggressive, and usually eager to grab a dry fly or well-presented lure. Brookies thrive in the lakes, beaver ponds, and creeks of the high country, where they are one of the easier and more plentiful species for anglers to target.

Ironically, it is precisely because of these characteristics that some fisheries managers and native-fish advocates in the Rocky Mountain West have come to hate the little buggers—and are now looking for ways to eradicate them from certain watersheds. With this goal in mind, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has come up with an experimental and novel strategy involving the creation of a new type of brook trout. Biologists are calling it the “super-male” brook trout.

To read more on this method of eradication by Dac Collins with Outdoorlife.com, CLICK HERE.