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Research ties lake trout to changes in Yellowstone ecosystem

The precipitous decline of Yellowstone Lake’s cutthroat trout population during the past 30 years following the illegal introduction of nonnative lake trout has had impacts on everything from zooplankton and …


Yellowstone Park says it’s winning against non-native fish

Researchers trying to preserve native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park say they are on track to eliminate non-native fish from Yellowstone Lake in about a decade.


Pike to be netted, moved to opposite end of Lake CdA

A Coeur d’Alene Tribe effort to boost cutthroat trout by transferring northern pike from Windy Bay north to Cougar Bay will resume this week.


Landers: When you find it, Cutthroat Creek worth the journey

Despite alarmingly low flows and high water temperatures reported in many Western trout streams last week, the Royal Wulff and Renegade Benevolent Society found plenty of room for optimism at …


Lahontans still thrive at Lake Lenore despite net poaching

Thanks to the Lahontan cutthroat trout, three Washington lakes stand out as prized fisheries even though their waters are too alkaline for virtually all other sportfish. However, Lake Lenore’s standout …


Rich Landers: Timelessness of cutthroats lures all anglers

The westslope cutthroat trout is like chicken soup for the fly fisher’s soul. Angling for this native of the mountain streams in Idaho and Montana has been passed down through …


Cutthroat trout gene isolated by community college students

KALISPELL – A group of biology students at Flathead Valley Community College were asked to present at a National Science Foundation conference after they isolated a gene from a Westslope …


Field reports: Idaho puts spotlight on cutthroat plan

FISHING – Idaho is formalizing ongoing efforts to perpetuate native cutthroat trout in a management plan out for public review until July 26. See the draft plan on the Idaho …


Lake trout impact elk calves

Fewer cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake could be part of the reason that elk herds migrating out of the park are declining. Two recently published studies conducted in Yellowstone National …


Out & About: Researchers to net mackinaw at Priest Lake

Lake trout studied at Priest Lake FISHING – Coinciding with a debate about future management of the Priest Lake mackinaw fishery, the Idaho Fish and Game Department is joining a …


Field reports: Idaho fishing rules could be revised

FISHING – Idaho is taking a look at the big picture of fishing throughout the state as it revises its management plans through 2018. Panhandle Region anglers will be asked …


Selway River trout thrive in sanctuary away from crowds

A splash breaks the surface of a deep, jade-colored pool in the Selway River. “Fish on!” That phrase echoed constantly on a 47-mile, float trip through the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, the …


Trout survives with ‘two mouths’

Jay Kirchner of Coeur d’Alene was fly fishing on the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River last weekend when he hooked a scrappy cutthroat trout. “It hit an Elk …


Kalispel Tribe restoring native trout in Pend Orielle tributary

The good ol’ days are back for cutthroat trout in a 5 1/2-mile stretch of a Pend Oreille River tributary. A handful of genetically pure westslope cutthroat trout have been …


Secret society reports back on mind-bending fishing trip

The Royal Wulff and Renegade Benevolent Society gathered for a daring service project on Cutthroat Creek 10 days ago. This week, downstream anglers clearly have been reaping the benefits as …


Regulation expansion should help

North Idaho’s crown jewel cutthroat trout streams – including the Coeur d’Alene, St. Joe and St. Maries – are in their first full year of expanded catch-and-release regulations befitting their …