Posted: Jan 29, 2013 8:12 PM by Kyle Benton - MTN News
MONTANA - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists are reporting an outbreak of a fungus effecting the brown trout populations.
The fungus appears as a white or cloudy growth on the skin and scales of the infected fish.
However, FWP Information Manager, Bob Gibson says that this is a very natural process that occurs from time to time and the fungus is not dangerous to humans.
"What is going on in the Big Horn now is a direct function of fish that aren't in the best shape that they could be and they are unable to fight off that fungus, that's been there all along." says Gibson.
Gibson says that the fungus has only been active for a couple weeks and FWP expects the fungus to run it's course by the middle of February.