Mysis Shrimp: Twinkies for Trout

May 11, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Why are fish and anglers in Colorado’s Blue River keying on mysis shrimp? “‘The turbulence kills them,’ said Pat Martinez, a Colorado Division of Wildlife biologist who specializes in the freshwater shrimp, which were imported from Minnesota to Colorado in 1957. But where Mysis spill through dams, they become Twinkies for overweight trout for a mile or so downstream.” Ed Dentry in the Rocky Mountain News.