Article Pyramid Lake Lahontan cutthroat making a comeback

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  1. _WW_

    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    So...are the wolf guys going to go after this "reintroduction"?
     
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    Hmm, a misguided day dream perhaps but wouldn't it be something if the Elwha Chinook of old (pre damming) could be 'rediscovered' in the same way. Alsakan trolling would 'f' that regardless though no doubt. It's ironic that this was the root of the hatchery brats. I've read that the steelies and SRCs (a 14 lbr?) were also a bit on the beefy side too. Perhaps their genes are still in the 'pool' in some pools in a creek or two in the upper reaches. The recuperative power of nature can be f'ing awesome, if given a chance. Thanks for the info and a great example of how people, environmental ruin and hatchery/planted fish are a bad idea and the real damage that they can cause but there's always hope.

    Dave
     
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    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Thanks for sharing. The discovery and subsequent recovery of those Pilot Peak fish is a really cool comeback story! I will be conducting some Lahontan sampling on Pyramid next week, you know, in the name of science and all. :) Hopefully, I will locate one of those 20 pounders!
     
  4. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    The guy who planted those Lahontans in Pilot Creek probably had visions of 20 lb fish in a step-across creek!
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  5. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    In my dreams I wonder about native rainbows of the North Fork of the Clearwater, and if they have the recipe for another 35# fish in there somewhere.
     
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    No doubt. In a few years those Lahontan cutts will be the size of great whites and make swimming in the lake perilous.
     
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    Don't fall off the ladder, Freestone! Did you notice the guys fishing off ladders?
     
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    Pretty cool that the fish is making a comeback. The ladder scene is pretty hilarious. Does it occur anywhere else?
     
  9. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Yes, Omak Lake and Rocky Ford.

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  10. JSpecc

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    Don't think I haven't thought about using a ladder on Puget Sound...

    I miss Pyramid, and would always think about what the Truckee river would've looked like before Derby Dam was built.

    Take a guess where why avatar pic was taken...
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I'm waiting for the Puget Sound guys to start pulling out ladders on the beach.... Please no. Gees.
     
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    To cool thing about that article is that the genetics of the fish can make such a difference. The fish
    planted from the surrounding lakes just don't cut it compared to the lakes original fish. Has a lot
    of baring on salmon and steelhead how small differences between waters can have such profound differences.
     
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    Oh Larry, the possibilities are endless....You'll see people out there casting farther and out fishing you on their ladders:p and it will start driving you nuts!
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I've already seen guys with those heavy duty plastic crates to stand on. They carry a small rope hooked to their waist to pick it up out of the deep water. They usually use them on these sand flat type beaches. My memory is getting bad, but I think about 5 year ago, I did see a guy with a ladder. Someone is bound to come up with a "stainless steel" Deluxe version for about $450 don't you think?!!!
    Ha.
     
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    I thought I heard that Abel will soon announce its latest 10' aluminum, with stainless and carbide traction base, step ladder for beach fishing for $1,299.