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Back from the edge of extinction: Lahontan Cutthroat Trout(37 images)

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  • Ron Dunn fishes for Lahontan cutthroat trout at Pyramid Lake  in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013. The Lahontan cutthroat trout, possibly the largest native trout in North America, was declared extinct in the 1940s, but federal biologists and a Paiute Indian tribe have worked together to bring the giant trout back to Pyramid Lake.
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  • Ron Dunn fishes for Lahontan cutthroat trout at Pyramid Lake  in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Lahontan cutthroat trout at the Paiute indian tribe's Pyramid Lake Fisheries in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • The world record Lahontan cutthroat trout, a 41-pounder caught in 1925, is on display at the Crosby Lodge at Pyramid Lake in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Lahontan cutthroat trout eggs at the Paiute indian tribe's Pyramid Lake Fisheries in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Lahontan cutthroat trout eggs are fertilized at the Paiute indian tribe's Pyramid Lake Fisheries in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Fish biologist Melissa Conte, left, and David Miller, right, cull dead trout eggs at the US Fish & Wildlife Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex in Gardnerville, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Two-month-old Lahontan cutthroat trout at the US Fish & Wildlife Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex in Gardnerville, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • A Lahontan cutthroat trout is mounted on the wall of the Paiute indian tribe's Pyramid Lake Fisheries  Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Tony Eben catches a Lahontan cutthroat trout at the Paiute indian tribe's Pyramid Lake Fisheries in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • The "Wall of Fame" is filled with happy anglers at the Crosby Lodge at Pyramid Lake in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Ron Dunn fishes for Lahontan cutthroat trout at Pyramid Lake  in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Dave Shaw fishes for Lahontan cutthroat trout at Pyramid Lake  in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Dave Shaw fishes for Lahontan cutthroat trout at Pyramid Lake  in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Ron Dunn fishes for Lahontan cutthroat trout at Pyramid Lake  in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Anglers fish for Lahontan cutthroat trout at Pyramid Lake  in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Trophy Lahontan cutthroat trout are displayed above the pool table at the Crosby Lodge at Pyramid Lake in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Two-month-old Lahontan cutthroat trout at the US Fish & Wildlife Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex in Gardnerville, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Two-month-old Lahontan cutthroat trout at the US Fish & Wildlife Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex in Gardnerville, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Fish biologist Adam Nanninga, left, and Hannah Ramage, right, cull dead trout eggs at the US Fish & Wildlife Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex in Gardnerville, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Year-old Lahontan cutthroat trout at the US Fish & Wildlife Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex in Gardnerville, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Pyramid Lake is the home of the large Lahontan cutthroat trout, near Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • A Lahontan cutthroat trout is mounted on the wall of the Paiute indian tribe's Pyramid Lake Fisheries  Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Desmond Mitchell catches Lahontan cutthroat trout at the Paiute indian tribe's Pyramid Lake Fisheries in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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  • Desmond Mitchell releases a Lahontan cutthroat trout at the Paiute indian tribe's Pyramid Lake Fisheries in Sutcliffe, Nevada, April 18, 2013.
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