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    Bridgelip Suckers - How a nongame fish can help guide fisheries management decisions

    July 1, 2020 - 11:09 AM MDT

    In May of this year, Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) began sampling for Bridgelip Suckers at Williams Lake in Salmon, Idaho.  In recent years, home owners and anglers have reported observing suckers in the lake.  It is not known if Bridgelip Suckers have always been present in Williams Lake or if the fish were illegally introduced, but they had not documented by IDFG until a 2018 survey.

    In an effort to better understand the effects Bridgelip Suckers may have on the trout fishery in Williams Lake, IDFG biologist and technicians are performing a comprehensive population dynamics study. 

Bridgelip Sucker

Catostomus columbianus

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