Invasive lake trout have been a main culprit in the decades long decline of native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake and in the Yellowstone River downstream of the lake. But, the tide has potentially turned. Photo: Neal Herbert/National Park Service


Some great news out of Yellowstone National Park this spring: numbers of native Yellowstone cutthroat trout are up while numbers of lake trout are down.

For any angler who remembers what fishing on the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park was like before non-native lake trout were illegally introduced into Yellowstone Lake, there’s reason for optimism. For those that haven’t yet experienced, looks like now is the time.

From the Idaho Falls Post-Register: READ HERE.