Raising Westslope Cutthroat Trout

Ronan, Montana

On an overcast morning in early June, I set out with my friend Yvonne to visit Rick Jore, a true Montana Mountain Man.

Living on the slopes of Mount Harding in the Mission Mountain Range, Rick harvests and mills cedar from his land and raises Westslope cutthroat trout.

His pure strain of cutthroats began as a childhood hobby that bloomed into a life-long passion.

Today Rick shares with us his story while he gathers eggs and milt in Ronan, Montana.