Northern Wyoming Walleyes Unlimited Club members Bob Sullivan and Gary Mills approached the Johnson County Commission for support of their plan to help improve habitat at Lake DeSmet.
Mills explains more about the project.
Bob Sullivan explained that the trees will be tied to concrete blocks or similar objects, put on a floating dock and taken to a specific point in the lake with a pre-determined depth and dropped into the lake where they will sink to the bottom to create fish habitat but not interfere with boats or drift into the intake or outlet areas of the reservoir.
The club has the blessing of the Wyoming Game and Fish for the project, according to Sheridan Regional Fisheries Supervisor Paul Mavrakis, who said the G&F will be working with the club to help with the project. He told the commissioners the G&F and the county need to work together to determine a good place in 25 to 35 feet of water that will be beneficial for everyone.
The habitat will benefit all species of fish in the lake, Mavrakis said.
The commissioners voted to lend their support for the project.