Cutthroat Trout Cross-Breeds to Survive

May 28, 2014 3:11 PM

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Is this the end of Montana's famed cutthroat trout in the face of invasive rainbow trout, stream temperature rise and flow changes?

Any Montana angler worth a double-haul cast knows that the iconic state fish, the westslope cutthroat trout, has been crowded out by the non-native rainbow trout, first introduced to these rivers by well-meaning sportsmen in the 1880s.

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