Backcountry biologist created wilderness fishing Mecca in Beartooths

Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Backcountry

Retired and fit at 78, Pat Marcuson is a rock star among fishermen familiar with his work in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.

Backcountry anglers who don’t know of his contributions simply reap the benefits from his career and guidebook, “Fishing the Beartooths.”

The fisheries scientist devoted around 180 days a year from 1967-82 to surveying and hydrographing 989 lakes. The resulting trout management plan he drew up continues to provide one of the country’s standout backcountry fishing experiences.

LINK (via: The Spokesman-Review)

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