The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) Fisheries Division has released a proposed plan to restore the sport fisheries in Comins and Bassett Lakes near Ely in White Pine County by removing northern pike. The plan is available for public comment for thirty days beginning March 5, 2015.
Until the mid-2000s Comins Lake was a premier sport fishery for rainbow and brown trout, supporting up to 35,000 angler days per year. The illegal introduction of northern pike in the early 2000s decimated the trout fishery and angler use is now less than 2,000 days per year.
The sport fishery in Bassett Lake, north of Ely near McGill, Nevada, has also been severely impacted by the introduction of northern pike.
"NDOW Fisheries Division is proposing to remove northern pike from Comins and Bassett lakes and their tributaries," said NDOW Eastern Region fisheries supervisor John Elliott. "The goal is to restore the trout fisheries at both lakes."
See more here: http://www.ndow.org/NDOW-Seeks-Input-Restoration-Project-Comins-Bassett-Lakes/
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