Data being gathered on seemingly shrinking population of smaller fish.

Ice vanished last week from the gorgeous, glacially carved 4-1/2-mile long Hidden Lake on the Kenai Peninsula.

That means one of the largest populations of lake trout on the Kenai Peninsula will be cruising the shallow waters of the 1,596-acre lake the next couple of weeks.

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