Arizona Wild Trout Challenge – Apache Trout

by Tyler Coleman

Just getting to a stream that holds native Apache trout (Oncorhynchus gilae apache) can require a lot of work, as Tyler Coleman found out on a recent trip. Found only in headwater streams high in the White Mountains, the state fish of Arizona requires pristine habitat, including cold, clean water and undisturbed, forested banks. After precipitous population declines in the first half of this century, the species has made a remarkable—although still ongoing—comeback.====>Read More