Yellowstone cutthroat trout

  • Fishing

    Taking the extra step in Montana

    “Oh my god, oh my god,” the woman screamed. Our walk became a run. With her partner out of earshot, I noticed she did not have a net. By the looks of the bend in her rod, I decided she might need one. “You want a net?,” I asked. “PLEASE!,” the woman yelled, eyes never breaking from the water.

    Anna Hawkins from Minnesota releases a large Yellowstone cutthroat trout she landed on the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park. Dan Ritz photo. The Western Trout Challenge is more than Yellowstones on the Yellowstone in Yellowstone  Editor’s note: Daniel Ritz is fishing across the Western United States this summer in an attempt to accomplish the Master Caster…

  • Trout Talk

    Yellowstone increases fishing, boating fees to help combat invasive species

    Beginning this season, fees for fishing and boating permits in Yellowstone National Park will increase. Anglers can now purchase fishing permits online via Recreation.gov. Permits for the upcoming season can also be acquired in-park stores and surrounding communities beginning this spring. The fee increases are substantial. Fishing permit fees will rise from $18 to $40 for a three-day permit; from…

  • Conservation

    Do it for the fish that made a river famous

    Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

    If the determining factor in the effort to save the native Yellowstone cutthroat trout of Idaho’s South Fork of the Snake River is how hard cutthroats fight at the end of a leader … well, then, the fight is already lost.  The perception that introduced rainbows—spawned from mongrel strains engineered in hatcheries over decades—offer anglers…

  • Science

    Science panel excited about numbers on Yellowstone Lake

    By Dave Sweet “Victory on Yellowstone Lake is within our grasp!” Those words came from Dr. Michael Hansen during the Science Review Panel meetings held last week on the Yellowstone Cutthroat Recovery in Yellowstone Lake project. Hansen is the recently retired supervisory research fisheries biologist for the Great Lakes Science Center of the United States…

  • Community

    TU’s top videos of 2019

    We produced or help fund a number of films and video in 2019. Here are our favorites: https://vimeo.com/365374519 Colorado Trout Unlimited celebrates 50 years. https://vimeo.com/325227585 From the headwaters to the sea, TU is working to protect and restore the mighty Potomac. https://vimeo.com/344121075 The story of the resurrection of the Yellowstone cutthroat trout. https://vimeo.com/306063782 Protecting the…

  • Conservation

    Lake trout on the decline in Yellowstone Lake

    National Park Service removed more than 280,000 invasive fish in 2019 Yellowstone National Park and its crews of contracted gillnetters removed 282,960 invasive lake trout from Yellowstone Lake this summer, a slight dip from previous years, and a likely indication that overall lake trout numbers are shrinking.  Nevertheless, there remains work to be done to…