U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service releases 4,600 Lahontan cutthroat into Lake Tahoe

Photo: USFWS

Have ladder, will travel.

There may be a new destination on the horizon for Lahontan cutthroat.

Following a successful three-day operation in October, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week released more than 4,600 Lahontan cutthroat trout into Lake Tahoe, helping to restore the iconic species to its native waters.

Lahontan cutthroat trout are the largest inland cutthroat trout in the world and the only trout native to Lake Tahoe.

The 4,645 fish from the Pilot Peak strain, originated at the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex in Gardnerville and were released into the Nevada side of the lake this week.

LINK (via: South Tahoe Now)

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