In an effort to build-up kokanee salmon populations in the state, Wyoming Game and Fish has begun collecting eggs in Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Kokanee were first introduced into the gorge in the 1980s. Fisheries biologist Joe Skorupski says they were intended as food for trophy lake trout, but they're also good as food for people.
“Kokanee are a pretty desirable species for anglers,” he says. “They’re fun to catch and they taste really good.”
At this time of year, the land-locked, fresh water salmon are in the late stages of their run and at their most fertile.