Walleye Could Threaten Trout
Cody, Wy –
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is worried that Walleye could threaten Trout in the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Four fishermen recently reported catching walleye while trolling for trout in the reservoir just west of Cody. Walleye are good eating, but they're not supposed to be in Buffalo Bill.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department suspects that someone illegally introduced the walleye to the reservoir. Walleye are a
top predator species and Game and Fish is concerned that the walleye could harm trout populations - especially the native
cutthroat trout in the reservoir.
Game and Fish plans to investigate and will offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to whoever stocked the walleye.