Biologists and volunteers successfully stock Gila trout in Marijilda and Frye creeks

Photo Credit: Courtesy of AZGF

by Arizona Game & Fish Department
11-6-2020
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Staff from AZGFD’s Native Trout and Chub program, along with other staff from AZGFD, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and volunteers from organizations such as Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and Arizona Wildlife Federation, successfully stocked Gila trout in both Marijilda and Frye Creeks in mid October.

A total of 250 Gila trout (Whiskey Creek lineage) were stocked into the upper section of Marijilda Creek, while 500 (South Diamond lineage) were stocked in the lower section of Marijilda Creek. At Frye Creek, 300 Gila trout (South Diamond) were successfully stocked. This was the second consecutive year of Gila trout stockings in Frye Creek following the Frye Fire in 2017, which eliminated the Gila trout population at that time.



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