Cutthroat Trout spawning in Truckee River after 77 year hiatus

The Pyramid Lake strain of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout has spawned successfully in the Truckee River after an 77 year absence.

Fish surveys by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in the Truckee River show that 1,000 “baby” cutthroat trout are survivors from the successful spring 2014 spawning run.  This is the first time that the famed trout has successfully spawned in the Truckee River since 1938.  See Jeff Delong’s story in the RGJ here.

Fisherman at Warrior Point at Pyramid Lake

Fisherman at Warrior Point, Pyramid Lake

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About Dennis Ghiglieri

My concern for the Truckee River grew over the years. It started with picking up trash and supporting better water quality. I helped create the "living river"plan with other citizens on the Community Flood Coalition; a plan to reduce flood impacts to infrastructure through river restoration and protection of the floodplain. I understand how critical the Truckee River is to the environment – and economy – of our entire region. I'm hoping that through these pages we can all understand our connection to the Truckee River and why we need to protect it.