For several seasons we have noticed that following the first storms of the season in September we have been enjoying several weeks of beautiful autumn weather. This season has treated us better than usual. For fully a month past the Park has had well nigh ideal weather. Only one light shower broke the month of Indian Summer and no snow fell as low as Longmire Springs. There was almost as much snowfall in August this year as during the entire past month.
Many of the waters of the Park were originally barren of any fish because of the fact that they were cut off from the lower streams by impassable water falls.
During the past few years however many of these same barren streams and lakes have provided some splendid fishing for the increasing brotherhood of anglers who are now discovering them. Thousands of small fish, all trout of various species, secured largely from the State Fish Hatcheries, have been "planted" in these Park water. Fish planted in Lake Louise in 1920 are now up to 26 inches in length and the largest weigh around six pounds so it is seen that they have done well.
This month more than 125,000 more were planted. Of these 52,000 were little Montana Black-Spotted Trout (a species of the large native Cutthroat tribe and one of the gamiest fish known) an inch or two in length known as "fry". The remaining 73,000 were cutthroat (Salmo clarkii) up to four inches in length, known by fish culturists as "fingerling".
The following are the waters planted and the number in each: Lake Louise, 30,000; Reflection Lake, 20,000; Paradise River, 4,000; Tatoosh Creek, 10,000; Lake George, 30,000; Fish Creek, 5,000; Beaver ponds on West Side Trail, 2,500; Chinook Creek, White River District, 10,000; Yakima Creek, 1,000; White River, 2,000; Horse Creek, 10,000.
|<<< Previous||> Cover <|