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  • Posted Sunday, September 08, 2019

Reno AFS Conference: Free Electrofishing Experience

Are you attending the joint American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society conference in Reno, Nevada and want to participate in an electrofishing survey?

Come join Smith-Root and the Nevada Department of Wildlife for a free workshop on the Truckee River in downtown Reno on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in Wingfield Park at 10:00 am.

Nevada Department of Wildlife conducts electrofishing surveys each Fall to assess fish populations in the Truckee River. One of the most unique and iconic locations is in the heart of downtown Reno in the Truckee River Whitewater Park that runs right through Wingfield Park. This assessment is occurring during the conference and is open to participation by anyone attending the conference.

Fish surveyed in the past at this location: Brown trout, Rainbow Trout, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Speckled Dace, Lahontan Redside Shiner, Mountain Sucker, and Tahoe Sucker.

Additionally, electrofishing specialists will be on hand to discuss electrofishing practices. They will cover how to adjust settings and techniques based on differing environmental conditions, waterbody characteristics, target species, and electrofishing gear types. They will also have a variety of electrofishing gear on hand to use in the Truckee River survey. Electrofishing data, captured from the electrofishers, will be analyzed and made into maps and sent out to event participants for improved understanding of electrofishing practices and reporting.

Optional items to bring:

  • Waders
  • Rubber gloves
  • Water
  • Snack


  • Wednesday October 2nd, 2019, 10:00 am
  • Wingfield Park, Reno, Nevada

Please come to the Smith-Root booth at the conference or write to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for additional field day information or to sign up for the field day. Additionally, join us for the Electrofishing Practices Education Session in the tradeshow area on Tuesday, October 1, from 3:20 to 4:20 where we will talk about the upcoming electrofishing field experience and have the sign-up sheet available.

About Smith-Root

Founded in 1964, Smith-Root has long been a respected member of the aquatic resource conservation community. We have supplied fish researchers, managers and hatchery personnel with quality fisheries sampling technologies and products over several decades. With on-site manufacturing facilities, Smith-Root produces a full-line of electrofishing, fish guidance, and electrosedation equipment to aid in fish restoration and recovery operations in various aquatic settings.