Shirts Lake Management Plan

Question:

I recently backpacked to Shirts Lake just west of Cascade in hopes of landing some Brook Trout with my kids...only to find that the lake is dead of anything but Tiger Muskie. It appears that IDFG introduced Tiger Muskie to control the Brook Trout population in 2007. I am curious as to the remaining management plan regarding the life span of the Tiger Muskie and when other fish may be reintroduced to the lake?

Answer:

The lake will be stocked with rainbow trout when all the Tiger Muskie are gone. A few remain and we will try and remove them this fall still. There were still some brookies left in 2013.