Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pigeon River update

There's good news for those that fish the Pigeon River and just in time for the annual trout opener this Saturday, April 24.
It6's news that couldn't be any better. On June 28, 2008, a dam owned and operated by the Sun of the Morning Ranch malfunctioned causing tons of sediment to be released downstream, resulting in a large fish kill.
The good news is the ranch and the state DNR have entered into an agreement in which the Ranch agrees to pay $150,000 in costs to investigate and bring the case, and further agrees to submit plans for the destruction of the dam.
Hopefully these agreements will help maintain and bring back a truly pristine cold water fishery for generations to come.

1 comment:

  1. Live in Indian River and WE are very happy about the news. We live on the Sturgeon River, and we are also affected.