Following the first year of removing non-native fish from 15 miles of the Little Tongue system above Fallen City near Dayton, more than 500 catchable sized Yellowstone cutthroat trout were stocked to provide fishing opportunities during the restoration project. The trout, raised at the Tillett Springs Fish Hatchery near Lovell, were stocked this week.
The Little Tongue River Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project began in August 2009 when Wyoming Game and Fish Department and U.S. Forest Service personnel chemically removed non-native brook and rainbow trout. The goal of this project is to secure a historically native Yellowstone cutthroat population in the South Little Tongue and extend the cutthroat trout range throughout the Little Tongue system. Wyoming Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke said that this presents a great opportunity to take a young person fishing.