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Trout rescues start off with sweets and end with smiles

POWELL — Electrically stunned trout rolled to the top of the water, revealing their white underbellies, while volunteers hoping to save Wyoming’s prized game fish sloshed through the muddy, receding pools of the Cody Canal to scoop them up as fast as possible. 

The volunteers, who face a wet and sometimes bone-chilling task, were fueled by the sugary sweetness of donuts and black coffee as the rescue mission continued just after sunrise Friday.

It was obvious there were a lot of fish to be saved along the ditch near the South Fork of the Shoshone River. By the end of the day, 1,001 tro...