Well-adapted to both lake and stream environments, Lahontan cutthroat trout may look different depending on where you catch them.
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Introduction of non-native trout and habitat alteration from human land use activities caused their extirpation from the majority of their former range. Most self-sustaining populations are located in isolated headwater streams and are the result of reintroduction efforts. State fish hatcheries have been increasing their production and stocking of Lahontan cutthroat trout to expand fishing opportunities for this species in accessible waters within their native drainage.
At Heenan Lake, anglers typically use one of three techniques:
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