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Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By bgiordano
Both Gilas and Apaches are more temperature...

Both Gilas and Apaches are more temperature tolerant than most other trout. They should be. They evolved in the SW with short spurts of higher water temperatures, unconnected pools, and wildfire. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By bgiordano
I appreciate the kind words. They mean a lot. ...

I appreciate the kind words. They mean a lot.

The Gila Trout Recovery Team has been working on updating the Gila Trout Recovery Plan. I have yet to see it, but have heard bits and pieces. The...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By bgiordano
Absolutely. Discussion on these issues are...

Absolutely. Discussion on these issues are great. It's a controversial subject and will continue to be. So anglers should have the necessary information.

Most of us biologists got into this...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By bgiordano
One thing to consider about "going overboard" is...

One thing to consider about "going overboard" is that if Apache Trout, Gila Trout, or whatever listed fish species continue to disappear, it is possible that they get up-listed to "Endangered" under...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By bgiordano
Again, do you guys have examples of these? As an...

Again, do you guys have examples of these? As an angler, I agree if this were true.

Nowhere (at least in Region 1) are we managing for a stocked native fishery instead of wild population of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By bgiordano
Do you have examples of these?

Do you have examples of these?
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By bgiordano
Streams are chosen carefully when re-establishing...

Streams are chosen carefully when re-establishing native fish populations. There are so many within the native range of Gila or Apache Trout. So it limits those choices. The biggest hurdle is the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By bgiordano
Frye Mesa is a stocked water. There isn't any...

Frye Mesa is a stocked water. There isn't any natural reproduction going in that reservoir and it is likely managed as a put and take fishery.

The Catch and Release regulation is a tool to help...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By bgiordano
Brown Trout are still stocked. They are not...

Brown Trout are still stocked. They are not stocked in Region 1 (White Mountains and above the Rim). Flagstaff, Tucson stocked Browns.

Sunfish is a general term for a multitude of species...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By bgiordano
Awesome that you caught some there. It's a cool...

Awesome that you caught some there. It's a cool place. Any grayling?

It is possible for an Apache Trout to be at Wildcat, though not probable. With all the hybrids in the Black River and their...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By bgiordano
You are correct in that they came up the Gila and...

You are correct in that they came up the Gila and into the Salt. However, the Little Colorado River has no connectivity to the Gila. Completely different drainages that originate less than a mile...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By bgiordano
Totally understand. I agree that the...

Totally understand. I agree that the exploration/research is a good part of the fun. A lot of anglers don't see it that way. I get several calls and emails each week asking "what's in this creek?"...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By bgiordano
This is likely how Apache Trout are native to the...

This is likely how Apache Trout are native to the Black River and Little Colorado River drainages. It's on a much smaller scale than the divide you are referring to, but it likely happened right on...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By bgiordano
Joe is right that the Reservation is not public...

Joe is right that the Reservation is not public land. It is not managed by AZGFD, it is managed by the Tribe. The decisions on what should count in this challenge were made by the management...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By bgiordano
Ahh the expert hunter, the bald eagle. Poor...

Ahh the expert hunter, the bald eagle. Poor osprey do the work.

Glad the Rainbow tugged you around a bit.
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By bgiordano
It's still a little slow now. Things will be...

It's still a little slow now. Things will be picking up soon. End of May should be good.
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By bgiordano
The Black has dropped roughly 150 CFS since that...

The Black has dropped roughly 150 CFS since that photo was taken. And about 100 since I fished it. At least at the gage.

It's probably fine to wade now.
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By bgiordano
As far as streams go, things are still fairly...

As far as streams go, things are still fairly slow. Water levels are still high and temperatures are low. So fish aren't moving much.
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By bgiordano
The Black is on the drop. We do still have snow...

The Black is on the drop. We do still have snow up top, but it shouldn't affect the Black much. Water temps are still in the 40's in our creeks. So the fishing should start picking up as it...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By bgiordano
As the article states, Gilas have been put into...

As the article states, Gilas have been put into Raspberry Creek which is identified as a Gila Trout recovery stream. It was fishless post-Wallow Fire.

There are a few others that will be a part...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By bgiordano
The upper part holds trout when it's known as the...

The upper part holds trout when it's known as the Campbell Blue. Also a fair amount of the small tribs hold trout.
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By bgiordano
Haven't discharged mine before. Came close a...

Haven't discharged mine before. Came close a couple times in Yellowstone on grizzlies.

But I did get sprayed by some hikers in the West Baldy Trailhead parking lot. Three people that didn't seem...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By bgiordano
To add to that, the presence of Lake Trout in...

To add to that, the presence of Lake Trout in Yellowstone Lake have also had an impact on Willows. Lake Trout mean less Cutthroat. Less Cutthroat running up to spawn means less food for bears so...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,918
Posted By bgiordano
Some of this isn't exactly accurate. Yes,...

Some of this isn't exactly accurate. Yes, Vincent's study in Montana did show they were hampering wild populations to an extent. But what isn't taken into account when most people cite this is the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,918
Posted By bgiordano
Dr. Vincent's studies were quite interesting and...

Dr. Vincent's studies were quite interesting and I am certainly glad he did them. It paved the way for managers to think about stocked vs wild fisheries. I think a lot of the success with that one...
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