Meramec River Telemetry Study

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Gateway Trout Unlimited Chapter has been collaborating with the MDC on a new telemetry study on the Red Ribbon Section of the Meramec River. Eighteen brown trout were inserted with electronic transmitters that allow MDC biologists to use active tracking and locate fish within 50 feet of the receiver. Three hydo phone recievers have been placed on the river to record data along with portable units that the biologists use. To date 16/18 fish have been found and early data shows the fish seem to stay within 200 yards of where they were stocked.It will be very interesting to study their movements and gather valuable information to allow MDC to better manage this fishery.

 

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