Friday, December 20, 2013

Only 750 Greenback Cutthroat Trout Remain in the World

Greenback cutthroat trout exist in only one body of water, a small stream known as Bear Creek, not far outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado. In fact, the greenback cutthroat trout is one of the rarest trout in the world, with only 750 individual fish remaining. The survival of these rarest of trout is in severe jeopardy, and those that are striving to prevent the greenback's extinction are making a dire plea for help.

Read about it here: Hatch Magazine

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I actually went on an a guided fishing expedition this past fall with my 2 sons ( whom attend Boulder University ) Estes National Park. The trip required a 2 1/2 hour horse back ride followed by a 45 minute hike up to a mountain top lake
( Spruce Lake ) for the purpose of catching the elusive Green Back Cut Throat. Once we arrived at the lake we donned our fly fishing attire and waded into the pristine gin clear waters. In a matter of approx 3 hours of fishing we caught about 20 of these beautiful fish. I was told by our guide that the GBC's are making a remarkable come back but are definitely still far off of the numbers that once existed in the Rocky Mountain Region. It was close to a religious experience.