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Dave Wallace: Sounds a little fishy

To the editor:To the editor:

To the editor:

First off, my hats off to those individuals that stand up for what they believe in and have not yet become a conformist. Being a sportsman and fisherman myself I to have concerns with the species management that has been proposed for the Elkhead Reservoir and Yampa River drainage. There has been a number of articles referencing northern pike and small mouth bass as the culprit related to the diminishing population of the pikeminnow and razorback sucker. I have yet to see any river studies that focus on chemical levels or water temperatures that too may be affecting the diminishing species. Referring to Mr. Tom Chart’s article in the June 18 in the Daily Press, I have yet to understand exactly how removing the pike and smallmouth from Elkhead will solve the issue, knowing there are many areas in the upper Yampa River drainage that harbor these species including the Stagecoach Reservoir and many small lagoons that border the Yampa River. Is the shock and kill method used on the river going to take care of the rest? Tom Chart also mentioned these are not actions dictated by the federal government, but approved by all the “partners.” Who specifically are these partners that make up the fish kill coalition? I have yet to find anybody that is receptive to the idea of poison being dumped in the community’s fresh water supply as Tom mentioned as an option if the million dollar net does not do its job. In closing, I urge everybody to maintain your individualism and stand up against conformity. Maintain your sportsmanship and fish the way you believe.

Dave WallaceDave Wallace

Dave Wallace


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