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Published: 2006/10/13 8:48 Updated: 2006/10/13 8:48
From: Southeast PA
Greenback Cutthroat, caught in Fern Creek, Rocky Mountain National Park, elevation about 9,500 feet.
Greenbacks were once thought to be extinct, due to overharvest and competition from introduced trout (browns, bows and brookies) but were rediscovered by Dr. Behnke in the 1940's(?), and attempts are being made to repopulate them in the high mountain lakes of RMNP. They are currently on the Endangered list, and are under strict catch and release, barbless hook only, regulations.