I love having the opportunity to try something new, like electrofishing. I had the best morning wading through the river, trying not to drown or get electrocuted or drop my cameras in the water. I only got stuck in muck once. It was awesome.

 

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Justin Anderson, center, and other Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists capture trout in the Ogden river to study the health of the fish population as part of the Ogden River Restoration Project. 443 fish were captured, studied and released back into the river Friday morning.

 

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Andy Pappas, right, splashes as he nabs a trout with his net while Paul Thompson, center, looks through the water for trout with other biologists in the Ogden river Friday. The aquatic biologists were using electric currents to stun fish and collect them as part of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources study to check on the health of the fish population as part of the Ogden River Restoration Project. The 443 fish that were collected were quickly released back into the water after being studied to ensure that they’d survive the experience.

 

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Brooks Brewer, 2, reacts after touching a trout with his mother Amanda Brewer on the riverbank with as part of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources study in the Ogden River.

 

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Trout swim and splash in a bucket after they were collected by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to study and check on the health of the fish population as part of the Ogden River Restoration Project.