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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
Off the Hook
Fishing Bridge closed to fishing in 1973, visitors fished here elbow to elbow
- their snagging each other as well as passing
Regulations were changed when park managers realized that fishing from this
bridge was decimating the trout population.
this spawning area, vital to both river and lake fish is recovering.
Watch for white pelicans - their huge yellow beaks ready
catch a meal - and other fish eating birds. After an absence
of many decades, they have returned.
on the sign
addition to the text there is a picture of people fishing from Fishing Bridge
in 1962. There is also an inset picture of white pelicans.
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