Catching Tahoe Lobster

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Growing up in Mount Shasta, California, I spent summers pulling crayfish from the creek behind my house. But I’d always throw them back. When I moved to Tahoe two years ago, I was surprised to hear the lake was full of crayfish. A non-native species, the nearly 300 million crayfish living in the lake promote the growth of algae and negatively impact water clarity. This prompted officials to allow the first commercial fishing harvest on the lake since the 1930s. Read More

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