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Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Cutthroat

 
 
Cutthroat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
1. Cutthroat Marker
Inscription.
After the ice sheet on Yellowstone Lake breaks up in May and grinds downstream beneath Fishing Bridge, you can witness a spawning frenzy. Cutthroat trout lay millions of eggs in the riverbed gravel within sight of the bridge. Spawning season has a powerful effect on other wildlife in the Fishing Bridge area, as a variety of birds and animals are drawn to the feast.

Ospreys dive for immature cutthroats less than 13 inches long; pelicans take adult fish. Looking for seasonal protein, grizzly bears snatch spawning trout.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 44° 34.03′ N, 110° 22.974′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on E Entrance Road (U.S. 14) 0.3 miles east of Grand Loop Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Off the Hook (here, next to this marker); Why is there no fishing from Fishing Bridge? (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilderness Architecture (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leaping the Rapids
Cutthroat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
2. Cutthroat Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Black Dragonís Caldron (approx. 4.5 miles away); Churning Caldron (approx. 4.5 miles away); Mud Geyser (approx. 4.6 miles away); Cooking Hillside (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
 
More about this marker. A picture of two cutthroat trout appears at the bottom of the marker. A photo of a bald eagle at the upper right of the marker has a caption of “So much depends on a healthy, spawning population of cutthroat trout.”
 
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Markers at Fishing Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
3. Markers at Fishing Bridge
There are two markers at this location. The Cutthroat marker is seen here on the right.
Cutthroat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
4. Cutthroat Marker
Yellowstone River image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
5. Yellowstone River
This view of Yellowstone River from the Fishing Bridge is of the spawning grounds of the native cutthroat trout.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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