Fewer Trout Found In "Miracle Mile"

Casper, WY – Wyoming Game and Fish officials have found a decline in the fish population in the "Miracle Mile" upstream from Pathfinder Reservoir. That six-mile stretch of the North Platte River is acclaimed as one of the world's best trout fisheries. Recent Game and Fish surveys found 60 percent fewer fish than in the mid to late 1990's. Casper Regional Fisheries Supervisor Al Conder says years of drought could have impacted the fishery as well as walleye predation from Pathfinder Reservoir. He says heavy fishing pressure could be another reason, but Conder says most "Miracle Mile" anglers catch and release their trout.