By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Unlimited fishing will be temporarily allowed at Saratoga Lake in advance of plans to kill all of the lake’s fish, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced on Wednesday.
The creel and possession limits were lifted Wednesday due to the department’s plans to chemically treat the lake in September, killing any fish left in the water.
Typical Wyoming regulations allow anglers at the lake to keep six trout per day.
Earlier this month, the Game and Fish Department announced it would kill all the fish in Saratoga Lake because of the illegal introduction of yellow perch. The decision forced the cancelation of Saratoga’s annual Ice Fishing Derby because there will be no live fish in the lake by January.
The fish will be poisoned using “rotenone” at the lake in mid-September, so anglers have at least two months to fish for trout…