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SFW provide needed funding for Tiger Muskie transplant Project in Joe’s Valley Reservoir

SFW has partnered with Utah DWR to support the transplanting of Tiger Muskies in Joe’s Valley Reservoir.  Good funding is typically available for projects related to Utah’s fisheries.  In this case, SFW was proud to provide $5,000 of needed funding to finish this transplant project.  The overall cost of the 2,000 fish placed in Joe’s valley was $12,000.  This was part of a larger project that placed 7,000 tiger muskie in Joe’s Valley, Pineview and Johnson’s Reservoir.  In 2006, Tiger Muskie populations in Utah and across the West “took a big hit.”  Utah has been involved in some very interesting efforts to develop a strain of fish which is more compatible with Utah waters.  This is part of an effort to help this fun fighting fish in the state.  One Tiger Muskie caught in Utah at Pineview Reservoir was reportedly 49 inches long and weighed over 31 pounds.   Thanks to Shayne Thompson and the SFW Carbon Emery County Chapter for making this project possible.  For some interesting reading on Utah’s Tiger Muskie efforts visit here.

 

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