Lahontan Cutthroat Trout: A wild hatchery story

At the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex in Gardnerville, Nevada, we work to restore a unique strain of threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout to their native waters of the Truckee River basin and Pyramid Lake. Since 1995 we have maintained a genetically unique broodstock of Pilot Peak Lahontan cutthroat trout. These fish most closely represent the […]

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout: A prehistoric legend returns

Lahontan cutthroat trout, which is the state fish for Nevada, has existed in the Pyramid Lake Truckee River basin since the end of the last ice age nearly 10,000 years ago. This was once the largest inland trout fishery in the world up until the 1930s, when for multiple reasons the population all but disappeared […]