Gila Trout Season for New Mexico Anglers

In a true conservation success story, beginning in less than three weeks, anglers will have a chance to fly fish for Gila trout in New Mexico’s Black Canyon and Iron Creek. “Limited angling opportunities for Gila trout will open July 1, 2007, in select streams in southwestern New Mexico that have been closed to fishing since 1966, when the Gila trout was first listed as a federal endangered species.” In the North Texas E-News.
As we noted back in October, the only trout native to southern New Mexico has recovered in large part due to the cooperative efforts of state and federal agencies, fish hatcheries, conservation groups and private individuals.

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