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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Trout Family

This past week i had the pleasure of fishing with the Trout family for two days.  That's right, the Trout Family.  Noel Trout, Christian Trout, and Adam Trout.  Noel contacted me through the Tahoe Fly Fishing outfitters for a guide trip in my area.  Noel and his two sons are participating in the California Heritage Trout program and really wanted to catch some Lahontan Cutthroat.   Lahontan Cutties are native to the Lake Tahoe and the surrounding drainages.  At one time, not too long ago, they were the predominate species in all the small lakes and creeks from Pyramid lake to Lake Tahoe and throughout the entire Washo territory and into the headwater streams of the Eastern Central Sierra's.  These days controversial restoration efforts are under way to restore lost or struggling populations into the native range.  Long story short, wild Lahontan Cutthroat are hard to find.  We had a great couple days of hiking into some of the small creeks and high-country lakes in search of these beautiful fish. 

1 comment:

Brian J. said...

Wow-- awesome cutthroats! There's just something beautiful about catching a fish that is healthy and native. I'll take small natives over big introduced trout 9 days out of 10.

Great stuff.