While fishing the Middle Provo River in Utah on Saturday, I saw a number of dead fish and others that were close to death. Although I’ve fished a number of streams that are infected with Whirling Disease, I guess I’ve been lucky to have not caught infected trout. I was curious what symptoms infected trout would have, and did a little bit of searching. I found a link from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, to the Montana Water Center where there are a few videos that show trout with Whirling Disease.
It’s some interesting, scary stuff. Definately makes you want to take the extra effort and clean your wading gear when moving from river to river.