Trout recovery highlight weekend fishing film tour

Rainbow trout are making a comeback in the Gunnison River, a popular fly fishing area of the Gunnison Gorge at the west end of Black Canyon. Photo courtesy Hog Leg Fly Fishing Productions
Twenty years ago, the rainbow trout of the Gunnison River were in serious trouble. After whirling disease — a parasitic infection that can cause skeletal deformities and whirling swimming behavior that makes trout susceptible to predation — was accidentally introduced, the population of the fish plummeted from nearly 10,000 in a two-mile stretch of the river in the Gunnison Gorge National…

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