Operations at Bruneau Dunes pond kick starts bass, bluegill recovery

Saturday, November 12, 2016
An aircraft dispenses rotenone across the pond at Bruneau Dunes State Park to cut down on invasive carp in the water, which have crowded out bass and bluegill preferred by fishermen.

Airplanes swooped over the pond at Bruneau Dunes State Park in recent days as part of an effort to restore bass and bluegill by eliminating other species of invasive fish.

The pond had become infested with common carp -- an fish that breeds prolifically and outcompeted the pond's bass and bluegill.

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