Smokies lets anglers keep ‘rainbows’

Smokies lets anglers keep ‘rainbows’

By: AP

GATLINBURG (AP) — The National Park Service will temporarily remove the limit on rainbow trout caught in Lynn Camp Prong as it works to restore native brook trout.
From June 2 through June 14, fishermen can keep all the rainbows they catch, regardless of size, along an 8-mile section of the creek in the Tremont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Park Service biologists are working to restore native brook trout in the stream.
They will put a toxin in the creek in September to kill any remaining rainbow trout, then release brookies caught in other mountain streams.
Anglers must register at a check-in station and temporally surrender their fishing licenses in exchange for a one-day special permit.
Published in The Messenger 5.23.08

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