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August 15, 2013

The Rarest Trout in the World: Video #1

By Tim Romano

I shot this video last Wednesday at a spot called Bear Creek, just west of Colorado Springs. The fish you see here is one of just 750 greenback cutthroat trout left in the wild. The entire population resides in what is a very very small piece of water. Just a few miles long and so shallow and narrow I could jump across and almost not get my knees wet for the entire length. Needless to say, a lot of work needs to be done to protect the habitat and fish going forward.

One of the things I'm trying to do to help is produce a short film about this last remaining population. Myself, our offshoot Trout Unlimited Group actually named after the fish, and photographer/filmmaker Josh Duplechain plan to raise awareness and money (more on that later) through a number of media/events. For the time being, I thought I'd share with you all what has to be one of the few videos in the public domain of such an amazing place and truly exceptional trout. 

For more on the project and what you can do to help visit thegreenbacks.org.

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from Koldkut wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

I fear for those fish. The destruction that has been caused by the waldo canyon fire and blowing out any life that has been in Fountain creek could very easily happen to those fish if a fire gets going upstream of there.

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from Michael Jager wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

Thanks for sharing!

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from CL3 wrote 35 weeks 1 day ago

Man, are there armed guards around that stream?!

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from Basser51 wrote 34 weeks 6 days ago

Great video! Thanks for sharing, its always great to observe fish in their element.

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from buckhunter wrote 34 weeks 5 days ago

It took almost a week before I could view this video.

The fish have been doing fine for years with little or no regulations. I imagine the fish will be just fine.

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from wisc14 wrote 34 weeks 4 days ago

what a pretty little fish. being in just one creek all it takes is one disaster and they are gone

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from Trapper Vic wrote 34 weeks 3 days ago

how big to these little buggers get? Are they primaily a bait fish?

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from Trapper Vic wrote 34 weeks 3 days ago

how big to these little buggers get? Are they primaily a bait fish?

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from CL3 wrote 35 weeks 1 day ago

Man, are there armed guards around that stream?!

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from Koldkut wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

I fear for those fish. The destruction that has been caused by the waldo canyon fire and blowing out any life that has been in Fountain creek could very easily happen to those fish if a fire gets going upstream of there.

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from Michael Jager wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

Thanks for sharing!

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from Basser51 wrote 34 weeks 6 days ago

Great video! Thanks for sharing, its always great to observe fish in their element.

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from buckhunter wrote 34 weeks 5 days ago

It took almost a week before I could view this video.

The fish have been doing fine for years with little or no regulations. I imagine the fish will be just fine.

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from wisc14 wrote 34 weeks 4 days ago

what a pretty little fish. being in just one creek all it takes is one disaster and they are gone

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from Trapper Vic wrote 34 weeks 3 days ago

how big to these little buggers get? Are they primaily a bait fish?

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from Trapper Vic wrote 34 weeks 3 days ago

how big to these little buggers get? Are they primaily a bait fish?

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