Thought Extinct, Lahontan Trout Staging Comeback

February 23, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

“The trout grew to phenomenal size. Explorer John Freemont was the first writer of English to document the fish, in 1844. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian tribe offered his expedition fish 4-feet-long. The heaviest recorded specimen tipped the scales at 62 pounds in 1916.” Craig Springer of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service tells how Lahontan trout have managed to survive the loss of habitat caused by irrigation dewatering and may even be on their way to recovery. On ESPN.