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Old 08-06-2021, 11:11 AM
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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.
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Very interesting!

Here's a link for everyone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_trout
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I've heard of char in tonto but never seen one and doubt it honestly.
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Old 08-15-2021, 08:54 PM
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Forgetful,

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.
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Old 08-16-2021, 08:40 PM
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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"

https://www.discovergilacounty.com/tonto-creek
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