FISHES OF THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.1
With Description of the Park Waters and Notes on Fishing.
By HUGH M. SMITH and WILLIAM C. KENDALL.
The fishes of the Yellowstone National Park constitute one of the most interesting and noteworthy attractions of that wonderland. The special appeal which the fishes make to the park visitors comes partly from the beauty, gameness, and variety of the fishes, and partly from the inspiring environment in which fishing may be done. Among the wild, backboned animals in the park the fishes are the only ones whose killing is allowed and encouraged by the park authorities. The greatly increased number of visitors to the park in recent years has brought the fishes into unusual prominence and necessitates renewed efforts to maintain the supply by means of artificial propagation and protection.
It is hoped that this little document relating to fishes and fishing may serve a useful purpose beyond merely furnishing information for anglers. Increased knowledge of the park fishes should have the effect of increasing the public appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity for healthful recreation that the park affords, and at the same time should discourage unnecessary destruction of fish life and develop a spirit of cooperation with the Government agencies that are striving to maintain the fish supply.
The present report is a revised and amplified edition of the one published by the Bureau of Fisheries in 1915.2 The exhaustion of the supply of that document and the continued public demand for information on this subject, together with the availability of new data on the fishes, make this publication desirable.
Last Updated: 02-Apr-2007