Tracking Trout In Upper Klamath Lake

Aug 12, 2016

Upper Klamath Lake is full of food for fish. 

Credit Edward J. O'Neill/National Fish and Wildlife Service

So it's a bit of a mystery why big fish like redband trout leave the lake and head into its tributaries, where there's less food. 

Oregon Fish and Wildlife has a new tool in potentially solving the mystery: radio tags in the fish.  The tags will help ODFW track fish movements in and around the lake. 

ODFW biologist Bill Tinniswood expands our knowledge of the trout and the tracking devices.