Anyone know how Johnson Res. is up by fish lake, what types of fish are in it?
You make a very good point here. Probably the only feasable way to get rid of the chubs and suckers would be to poison both Johnson and Fish Lake, and with a great fishery (or so I've heard) like Fish Lake, I doubt that would ever happen. I think it was a good idea to put Tiger Muskies in Johnson, but it doesn't sound like they have made much of an impact an the chub, sucker, and perch population.wyoming2utah said:By Labor Day, Johnson Reservoir is a shallow muddy pond...really hard to fish. It is funny what people remember...Johnson has NEVER been an exceptional trout fishery. Johnson Reservoir is the dumping ground of all the trash that Fish Lake pumps out. Even after Johnson Reservoir had been poisoned, good trout fishing could not be sustained for any length of time because suckers, chubs, and perch all would leave Fish Lake to spawn. As a result, all the fish that were poisoned in Johnson soon returned and the trout fishing would bottom out. In order for Johnson to remain a trout fishery, the DWR would have to poison this reservoir every third year...
The tiger muskies in Johnson will NEVER put a dent in the chub, sucker, carp, and perch population...unless Fish Lake is poisoned. The problem is that these fish leave Fish Lake every spring...the tiger muskies could never keep up with the fish that leave. BUT, that doesn't mean Johnson isn't a good fishery. I have spent a lot of time up there the past two years. Again, check out the link:mjschijf said:I think it was a good idea to put Tiger Muskies in Johnson, but it doesn't sound like they have made much of an impact an the chub, sucker, and perch population.