The names of many legendary fishing spots in Yellowstone National Park—Buffalo Ford, the Lamar Valley, the meadows of Slough Creek—are synonymous with big, native Yellowstone cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri) that will rise to a dry fly on a summer day. The species is named for William Clark, whose Corps of Discovery first encountered cutthroat trout on the Missouri River in 1805, and for a U.S. Army captain named Bouvier.
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