I didnt say that you should bank chubs when you catch them. I didnt say that the chub should be eradicated. I said be gentle and throw them back, and its hard to argue the fact that they are ugly.
Im not anti native, the dam is. If you get rid of the dam the water will warm up and all the trout will die. Problem solved, other than that, its not going to work. Im all for that if you want to come up with a solution for power and water storage for the masses of non native inhabitants of this country.
Shocking and grinding up the trout above river mile x is silly, and I am glad they stopped. The cost was absurd, the trout bounced back extremely fast. The environment is perfect for them and bad for the chub. Should we pay to shock trout forever? Total eradication would be a little easier for me to support but that is unrealistic and was never their goal. We created a non native environment and introduced a species that thrives in that environment. As long as the dam is there lets let it be what it is, an excellent trout fishery. Im not saying we should have put them there but we did.
The chubs are thriving in native environments like Ruby/Horsethief and Westwater. Every third fish you catch in blackrocks will be a chub. You dont catch trout down there because the environment wont support them, to warm.