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Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,205
Posted By Kelly Meyer
Another thing to consider is the species of trout...

Another thing to consider is the species of trout in the system. Also, where was the fish located in refence to stocking locations. In the white mountains when looking at stocked areas there are...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,221
Posted By Kelly Meyer
I have never had a problem with people fishing...

I have never had a problem with people fishing for spawning fish. In lakes it make no difference as with the exception of lake trout, trout will not spawn in a lake. In streams, there is typically...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,977
Posted By Kelly Meyer
For the trout in the urban ponds you actually...

For the trout in the urban ponds you actually want to mimic a trout pellet. zug bugs often work. For me, I also use sinking line most often. It is helpful to have two spools or two rods one for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,871
Posted By Kelly Meyer
If you go to Thompson ranch (where the road to...

If you go to Thompson ranch (where the road to reservation lake crosses) you either need to go way high or low. Go high enough to get into the trees for wild Apache, go downstream below the 2nd...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By Kelly Meyer
I would say Apache also. I normally find...

I would say Apache also. I normally find rainbows have clear fins (pectoral and pelvic), Apaches have yellow, and hybrids are inbetween, if in a stream. In a lake, the pure Apache can have fin...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,768
Posted By Kelly Meyer
Luna is a put and grow like, it receives...

Luna is a put and grow like, it receives fingerlings 3" and subs 6" and they grow to a nice size. The only time we put stockers in there (10") is on the occasions when we have a summer kill the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,538
Posted By Kelly Meyer
The other benefit in the spring planting is that...

The other benefit in the spring planting is that it will provided better food at least in Woods Canyon. The thinking is that if we put them them in right before the golden shiners and fathead spawn...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,000
Posted By Kelly Meyer
For lakes I would go with Becker, Sunrise or...

For lakes I would go with Becker, Sunrise or Carnero you will need your float tube. For streams you may want to go on the Reservation North Fork of White. Black River has come back for smallies...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,357
Posted By Kelly Meyer
Yep, You can go to the White Mountain where...

Yep,

You can go to the White Mountain where they put in stockers. I would say East Fork Black, and Lower log, McCoys Crossing, Upper log on the Reservations. They are in there eating stockers...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,286
Posted By Kelly Meyer
Sorry guys, glitchy site is posting stuff before...

Sorry guys, glitchy site is posting stuff before I am finished and throwing me out.

Just wanted to say things change due to food availability in time of year

Here is big Rainbows in Becker,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,286
Posted By Kelly Meyer
Do all species become nocturnal Table 6. ...

Do all species become nocturnal

Table 6. Weight of food in stomachs at different time of the day from fishes collected from electrofishing at Becker Lake August 24 to 25, 2005.
Species 5 pm 9.19...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,286
Posted By Kelly Meyer
I did my masters on feeding through the 24 hour...

I did my masters on feeding through the 24 hour cycle on brook trout in streams. In summer the brook trout larger than 6 inches ate more at night than during the day. young fish were day time drift...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,947
Posted By Kelly Meyer
Black River Recovery

I thought this would be of interest to everyone so I am responding to a private message here.

Kelly,

I am interested in finding out if there is a plan of action or any discussions occurring...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Kelly Meyer
Willow Springs

Just drove by Willow this morning, you can drive to the ramp and about 30% of the lake was clear. Including a fishable area by the ramp
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,845
Posted By Kelly Meyer
Apache not in our area. However we did a study...

Apache not in our area. However we did a study on trout stocking in Fool Hollow a couple years back. lake is about a tenth the size of Apache Lake and a stocking of 2000trout was wiped out (85%...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 40,968
Posted By Kelly Meyer
I can answer the Apache trout questions, and the...

I can answer the Apache trout questions, and the gila trout questions in Region 1. Mike Anderson is a better source for other questions. Track record on Apaches in the last 20 years.

Nine...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By Kelly Meyer
Thanks for your guys help on this survey. This...

Thanks for your guys help on this survey. This is a survey we do about every 10 years (with a few additional questions each time) it helps us manage by looking at changes in use paterns and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 40,968
Posted By Kelly Meyer
I wanted to clarify the application of chemical...

I wanted to clarify the application of chemical as a piscide as done by the agency. When it comes to applying piscide we are the experts. I have been the lead on 40 applications over 20 years. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 40,968
Posted By Kelly Meyer
Guys, I just wanted to respond to some of...

Guys,

I just wanted to respond to some of these comments from the perspective of working 20 years on Apache trout.

1) the most important point is to get you the correct information. The...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,628
Posted By Kelly Meyer
pH is high due to excess photosynthesis from...

pH is high due to excess photosynthesis from algae or plants and is very common in nutrient rich lakes. It has to do with the balance of carbon dioxide and oxygen. Higher proportion of oxygen to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,509
Posted By Kelly Meyer
Yes the same day is best. However, in early...

Yes the same day is best.

However, in early spring at lakes you may do better waiting awhile. For instance in Woods canyon we put 2,000 fish in every week staring in April, upping it to 4,000 fish...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,577
Posted By Kelly Meyer
White mtn lakes open, boat ramps may be restricted

In the White mountain the Forest is closing any facilities operated by them or their contractors. Woods Canyon is a privately built store and Fools Hollow is opreated by the State Parks so they are...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,460
Posted By Kelly Meyer
I thought I would lead off with an email from our...

I thought I would lead off with an email from our water specialist Kevin Bright in Phoenix

“There is an increase in nutrients in the latest samples . Total kjeldahl nitrogen and total phosphorous...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,802
Posted By Kelly Meyer
1) Funny you should ask about the crayfish Apache...

1) Funny you should ask about the crayfish Apache trout interaction. We had a graduate student looking at that in the West Fork of the Black. She found that the reason the Apache trout was not...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,802
Posted By Kelly Meyer
A different perspective is gained by looking at...

A different perspective is gained by looking at the hybrid Apache/rainbows in the Black River system. They get to large size, they out compete brown trout and pure rainbows in the wide shallow...
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