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Catch all the burbot you want; just don't litter with them

Anyone who fishes for burbot in southwest Wyoming can’t deny the excitement they feel when they land one of those huge, slimy, eel-like, invasive burbot.

They’re invasive because someone or some group of people illegally introduced the fish into area waters at least 12 years or so ago, and it has been a fisheries management challenge for Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) biologists ever since. Although there is no limit on burbot, the Game and Fish reminds anglers to properly dispose of all burbot they catch.

“Piles of dead burbot have shown up recently in a couple of odd locations,” sai...


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