Thanks for putting that back up, Bob. This time I'll make sure to grab a copy of it.
It still seems to be quite accurate. For example, I just visited a lake described as "Excellent". Indeed it still is:
I also visited a couple lakes that are not in that report and do not appear in current Fish & Game stocking report. These lakes also have fish, in fact more than the average lake that does appear in the stocking report. So does it really matter whether a lake is stocked (once every 3 years for most of these lakes). Perhaps the fish population would even be better if there was no stocking? I presume these lakes would have been stocked at some point in the past. Or could fish get into these lakes naturally?
I also wonder about the annual variability of the fish populations in the mountain lakes. I've now visited the same lakes for each of the past 3 years at roughly the same time of year and time of day in the same weather (is it ever not hot and sunny in the summer?). I've noticed trends in the ease with which fish are caught and the size. Do fish populations peak and decline over a cycle of several years? Perhaps for a while there are only big fish, then they fall away and smaller fish become more dominant until they get big?
These are a few of the many questions I would have for a biologist studying the mountain lakes. Any lurking here?