The Regional Fisheries Biologist will be making a guest appearance at the Dexter Fish & Game Clubhouse on Thursday Feb. 21 at 7 P.M. The clubhouse in on the Number 10 Road in Dexter. It is the same building as the Wassookeag Snowmobile Clubhouse. He wants information on Lake Wassookeag and the fisherman's opinions. The Dept. did a trap netting study this past fall to determine the condition of the fisheries. There were Lake Trout and Salmon caught and released but they didn't catch any Brook Trout. The Dept. is concerned about the Brook Trout and if there are any that make it through the winter. He wants to ask our opinion on what to stock. Should the salmon stocking program be stopped, should they stock more Brook Trout, should they put a ban on smelt fishing all together. To have a healthy salmon fishery then you have to give up something. Salmon eat loads of smelt and if the fisherman and bait dealers want to catch smelt, then the salmon will go hungry. We have seen a drastic reduction of smelt in this lake in the past 3 years. The Dept. has stocked smelt eggs in the tributaries the past two spring seasons. The smelt are now about two inches long and the salmon are healthy once again. We need to make some decisions about the future of Lake Wassookeag fisheries. Please come out and make a difference for the better.
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KID'S FISHING DERBY
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