The Paiute cutthroat is one of the rarest and most beautiful trout in the world and needs your support! Paiutes are unique in that they are the only North American trout completely lacking body spots. The fish are currently extinct in all of their native stream habitat, which includes roughly 10 miles of Silver King Creek in California below Llewellyn Falls and the US Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Game are proposing to reintroduce them. Last year I had the privilege to fish for these cutthroat and all that I can say is that they are truly amazing fish.
A Paiute cutthroat
For more information on these fish click the following link: Paiute cutthroat
There is an open public comment period for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed restoration of the Paiute cutthroat into Silver King Creek below Llewellyn Falls until May 10th 2010. I strongly encourage all of my readers to write in support of the plan to reintroduce these fish, as this will be the LAST chance to get your voice heard before the final decision comes down! If you consider yourself a conservation minded angler please take the time to write!
Please write your letters in favor of option # 2 which entails eradicating the non-native trout below Llewellyn Falls using rotenone.
For more information and to see the EIS
You can address your comments to:
Robert D. Williams, State Supervisor,
by US mail @
Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office
1340 Financial Boulevard
Reno, NV 89502
Or call: (775) 861-6300
Or fax: (775) 861-6301