| Area 4 biologists are studying the movement of preseason stocked
trout. The two study waters are Tunkhannock Creek in Susquehanna
County and Wysox Creek in Bradford County. The study involves
tagging, radio telemetry, and electrofishing. Almost all of the
preseason fish stocked in both streams were tagged. The tags
consist of a piece of colored plastic attached to the trout near
its dorsal fin.
Radio telemetry involves surgically implanting a radio transmitter into a trout. The transmitter puts out a signal that biologists can then track to see where and when the fish move. We stocked 12 radio-tagged fish into Wysox Creek and 13 into Tunkhannock Creek. Anyone who catches one of these fish will easily recognize it by the 10 inch antenna sticking out from its abdomen. We would like to get the transmitters back, so anyone who returns these to us will receive a one-year subscription to the Pennsylvania Angler and Boater magazine. You can report catching a radio tagged trout to email@example.com.
|-- Rob Wnuk, Area 4|
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