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joe 08-06-2021 11:11 AM

Aldo Leopold mentions a native trout in Tonto creek
An interesting find in the new Gila Trout recovery plan draft is that Aldo Leopold's 1923 notes mentions a NATIVE trout and Eastern USA Brook trout in Tonto Creek, AZ.

david vaughn 08-07-2021 07:23 AM

Very interesting!

Here's a link for everyone:

Forgetful 08-13-2021 08:13 AM

I've heard of char in tonto but never seen one and doubt it honestly.

joe 08-15-2021 08:54 PM


Leopold's notes say Eastern USA brook trout were stocked in 1920 but as we know Tonto Creek can run very muddy which brook trout do not like.

Forgetful 08-16-2021 08:40 PM

This is the report that made me question the brooks. I heard a rumor that they got there after a flood at the hatchery or something.

Might be a funny joke though, I've definitely messed with my fair share of people who have asked "whatcha catching"

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