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A Top Destination for Cutthroat Trout

Denis Isbister has been chasing Lahontan cutthroat trout on Pyramid Lake for most of his life.

The Fallon, Nevada resident began fishing there with family members in his younger days. While he travels all over North and South America to film his show, Wild Fish, Wild Places, Isbister makes plenty of time to fish Pyramid.

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

The Lahontan cutthroat are indigenous to Pyramid Lake, which has a high salinity (1/6 that of saltwater) and is uninhabited by most other species of game fish. The world record cutthroat trout of 41 pounds came from Pyramid Lake and was caught in 1925.

While these special cutthroats were almost wiped out at one time, they have rebounded wonderfully thanks to stocking efforts and current management by the Paiute Indian tribe.

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