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National Park - Fishing Bridge - Off the Hook
of sign - Fishing Bridge at the Lake Village in Yellowstone National Park
taken June 2008
the ice sheet on Yellowstone Lake breaks up in May and grinds downstream
beneath Fishing Bridge, you can witness a
frenzy. Cutthroat trout lay millions of eggs in the riverbed gravel
within sight of the bridge. Spawning season has a
effect on other wildlife in the Fishing Bridge area, as a variety of birds
and animals are drawn to the feast.
dive for immature cutthroats, less than 13 inches long; pelicans take adult
fish. Looking for seasonal protein, grizzly bears
So much depends on a healthy spawning population of cutthroat trout.
on the sign
addition to the text there is a picture of two cutthroat trout and an inset
picture of a bald eagle.
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