Yellowstone cutthroat trout

  • Restoration

    Preventing a death by a thousand cuts

    Protecting Yellowstone Cutthroat from deadly threats in their historical range.

    Protecting what’s left of Montana’s most iconic cutthroat population It’s incredible to catch a Yellowstone Cutthroat just outside of America’s first National Park – one that anglers flock to from all around the world to experience. But we’re catching less of them now than ever before. Yellowstone Cutthroat trout now occupy about 43% of their…

  • From the field

    Wrestling calves, reconnecting rivers

    TU’s Cory Toye brings people, industry, and agencies together to protect streams and native fish in the Bighorn Basin.  Cory Toye’s birthplace of Meeteetse, Wyoming—population just over 300—is a prime example of Western ranching country. Here, like many rural communities, locals rely on their connections to land and water for their livelihoods. They are ranchers,…

  • 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…