Colorado biologists aim to find Yellowfin cutthroat trout


One of seven specimens of Yellowfin cutthroat trout collected by David S. Jordan and Barton W. Evermann from Twin Lakes near Leadville in 1889 and preserved at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.

A crew of current and retired Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists are embarking on a quest to try to find a subspecies of the cutthroat trout not seen since the early 1900s in Twin Lakes.

The effort to try and find the giant Yellowfin cutthroat trout in the Upper Arkansas River basin comes after the greenback cutthroat trout – the state fish of Colorado that was believed extinct – was discovered in 2012 in the Bear Creek that runs into Colorado Springs from the Mt. Garfield area, outside of their native waters in the South Platte drainage.

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