Yellowstone works to help cutthroats

As attempts to reduce the lake trout population in Yellowstone Lake continue, the National Park Service is involved in other projects to benefit the native cutthroat trout.

For anglers who enjoy fishing for rainbow trout, brook trout, hybrid trout and brown trout, it may be difficult to grasp the concept of the fish being the enemy solely because they have displaced cutthroat.

During a recent Cody visit, Park Service fisheries experts discussed not only the extensive and expensive war on lake trout in the lake, but additional measures to bring back the cutthroat to selected streams in the Park.

“We are trying to re-set the system,” fisheries biologist Brian Ertel said.

It has been determined that various creeks were native waterways for cutthroat, but one way or another over time – including mistakes made by management experts in


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