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Fish Facts: Greenback Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki stomias)

Written by: Phil Monahan

Greenback cutthroat trout were saved by accident more than 130 years ago.
Photo by Kevin Rogers – CPW

Although the greenback cutthroat trout has been the focus of conservation efforts for more than half a century—starting when the once-lost species was “rediscovered” in a remote part of Rocky Mountain National Park—genetic research over the. . .


Photos: Dotty Scores a World-Record Redfish

Written by: David Mangum, Shallow Water Expeditions

Guide David Mangum hoists aboard the huge redfish, as Dorry Ballantyne celebrates.
All photos by Fitz Coker

On Nov 19th, I was fishing Fitz Coker and Dotty Ballantyne, who were both using 12-pound-test IGFA tippets. It was late in the day, and we were looking for a redfish greater than 34 pounds. The water was dingy and light was low, so. . .