Cutthroat tells the full story of the genuine native trout of the American West. This new edition, thoroughly revised and updated after 20 years, synthesizes what is currently known about one of our most interesting and colorful fishes, includes much new information on its biology and ecology, asks how it has fared in the last century, and looks toward its future. In a passionate and accessibly written narrative, Patrick Trotter, fly fisher, environmental advocate, and science consultant, details the evolution, natural history, and conservation of each of the cutthroat's races and incorporates more personal reflections on the ecology and environmental history of the West's river ecosystems. The bibliography now includes what may be the most comprehensive and complete set of references available anywhere on the cutthroat trout. Written for anglers, nature lovers, environmentalists, and students, and featuring vibrant original illustrations by Joseph Tomelleri, this is an essential reference for anyone who wants to learn more about this remarkable, beautiful, and fragile western native.
Patrick Trotter is a retired fishery science consultant. He is the author, with Bruce Ferguson and Les Johnson, of Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon.
“[Here] is a place to find out everything about the 12 species of that fabulous game fish.”—Sacramento Bee
“This book will be useful to all those interested in fishes, whether cutthroat trout aficionados or not.”—Choice: Current Reviews For Academic Libraries
“This scenic coffee-table work is diligently researched, well-written, and sure to brighten many an armchair angler’s evening.”—Michael Bowen California Coast & Ocean
“Well illustrated, educational and interesting to read.”—REH Wildlife Activist
“A fine purchase.”—Frederic F. Burchsted ARBA (Amer Reference Books Annual)