09-20-2014, 12:36 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Re: Gila River, NM - Life after Fire?
Been awhile since this thread was active but I'd answered a survey
about fishing for the Gila trouts and corresponded with the Biologist
in charge of the Gila Trout. This is a response that I'd received;
"Thank you for responding to the survey.
Iím glad to hear you will be out there trying to catch a Gila this year! At this point the only place where you can fish for a wild Gila trout is in Mogollon Creek. Between the Whitewater-Baldy Fire and the Silver Fire, fish have been killed in every other stream that is open to Gila trout angling. Gila trout were stocked this fall back into Willow Creek, Black Canyon, West Fork Gila River, the Forks Area, and Sapillo Creek. We donít fin clip the fish, so there isnít a mark that you can use to identify a wild vs. stocked fish. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Gila Trout Biologist
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
PO Box 25112
Santa Fe, NM 87504