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.