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PostSat Aug 10, 2019 8:02 am 
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FWIW in both Lower and Middle Blum the brook trout were removed in 2009 using a piscicide(fish poison).  As far as I know the NPS is continuing to monitor to see if the removal was successful but my information is about 5 years out of date.
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PostSat Aug 10, 2019 9:37 am 
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Yeah ... I'd say spectacular views too ... awesome trip!

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PostSat Aug 10, 2019 4:38 pm 
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my trusty ultra-light Curtis pack raft and I got towed around Berdeen by some true hogs, lets hope that piece of water remains  as productive... when we were camped between the Blum lakes the brook trout were clearly struggling to survive . Stupidly beautiful pristine area.
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PostSat Aug 10, 2019 4:44 pm 
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fffej50 wrote:
Blum lakes the brook trout were clearly struggling to survive

That explains why they practically surged out of the water to nab the flies I smashed and  tossed in, and that was 52 years ago this month!
Hunger hurts!

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Passing rocks and trees like they were standing still
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PostSat Aug 10, 2019 4:44 pm 
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Hogs in Berdeen?  I wouldn't think Berdeen would be the kind of lake to support big fish even if Rotenone had only served to thin the population.
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PostSat Aug 10, 2019 5:17 pm 
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well it's big and deep and yeah it's way up there with icebergs in august but my fly rod and I had some hefty challenges ... I know I'm hotspotting  but anyone willing to claw there way up there deserves a trouty dinner....
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PostSat Aug 10, 2019 6:26 pm 
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Matt wrote:
Enjoying the views
Enjoying the views

Nice crocs Carla! Very color coordinated up.gif
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PostSat Aug 10, 2019 7:40 pm 
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geyer wrote:
Very color coordinated up.gif

Even her camera and shades! Yella is mo betta.
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I'm fortunate to have two socks that match.

Edit: whoops, shades are white   hmmm.gif

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PostSat Aug 10, 2019 9:26 pm 
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Her pack straps are also neon yellow.

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PostSat Aug 10, 2019 9:29 pm 
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Carla the mountain trend setter!
And Matt, you seem to prefer red. Both are great in photos.

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PostSun Aug 11, 2019 9:37 am 
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Krazy Klimbers!  Nice work there guys.

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PostSun Aug 11, 2019 2:16 pm 
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Love your pictures.   What a beautiful spot. Thank you.

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poison, eh? sure hope they put signs up so some unsuspecting hikers doesn't fill up the ole water canister...

re:poison - most likely rotenone which is toxic to fish and amphibians, not so much to humans and dissipates quickly from the environment.  It's derived from the jicama plant.

The Blums had an over-reproducing population of fish which the Park Service removed several years ago. After they were removed, someone illegally introduced brown trout which had to be removed again !

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PostMon Aug 12, 2019 5:43 am 
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Beautiful
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PostSat Aug 17, 2019 9:54 pm 
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Another well executed trip and report. Thanks Matt! Such a beautiful area.

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