We used gill nets at Good Hope Bay last week and caught 100s of fish. it is very productive up there for all species. Fishing in the afternoon was difficult as fish with lots of forage tend to eat on their own schedule. We did find one striper boil at dusk in Red Canyon. We had fished for 2 hours without much success when the attitude changed and stripers ate anything that hit the water for a half hour. Midweek we moved to the sterile clear water found at Rincon and found a lot less fish in our nets with only a few skinny stripers, quite a few smallmouth and some catfish. Tomorrow we go to the San Juan (Piute Bay) for 2 days of netting then we finish up with 2 days of netting in Wahweap Bay. With that the yearly samples will be complete. Then we will work this winter on analyzing the data and getting ready for next spring. Thanks to our volunteers Mike, Lisa and Dennis. It made the work go much faster.