Cutthroat Recovery Expert Catches 20-Pound Brown

The best part of this story is not that someone caught a 32-inch brown trout on a 5-weight on the upper Truckee River, but that that someone is in charge of Paiute cutthroat trout recovery for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Chad Mellison is an ecologist who works on endangered species issues and burned area rehabilitiation.

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