Gila trout rebounding in Willow Creek

Trout Unlimited, New Mexico Game and Fish, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the Gila National Forest have been working in the Gila National Forest for years to protect and restore Gila trout--a tough, rare and resilient species of native trout that have survived for eons in the rugged backcountry of New Mexico and Arizona. TU's Jason Amaro was along on a recent  field survey of the Gila population in Willow Creek, one of the best and most accessible recreational fisheries for anglers who want to pursue these beautiful fish.  He and other survey volunteers found encouraging evidence that the Gila are propagating naturally and making a comeback in the creek. Check it out:


Gila Trout Survey 2016


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