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Gill lice on steelhead not healthy sign.

Posted on April 27th, 2016

We had a great time catching steelhead opening weekend, but I was very dissappointed to see several of the steelhead we caught & released infested with “gill-lice”.

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Gill lice are tiny crustaceans that trout gills. They make breathing difficult, they impede development and can slow down sexual maturity. all bad news for our decreasing steelhead populations!

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Gill lice are nothing new, but what is alarming is that they are showing up on some steelhead in very high concentrations.

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