Help CalTrout Produce a Short Film and Raise Awareness of the Threatened Golden Trout

While trout in general are known for their kaleidoscope of color, California’s state fish, the Golden Trout, is the most spectacularly tinted of all. Goldens drip color and shape matched only by exotic butterflies, birds and flowers. They are found in a most unlikely place; precariously perched in isolated streams of the Kern River drainage, buried beneath snow at least half the year. Their lair, the Sierra Nevada, is among the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges. Sadly, this remarkable species is threatened.”

– Craig Ballenger, California Trout

In an effort to raise awareness and subsequently protect the Golden Trout, CalTrout plans to produce a short film about this magnificent fish, its habitat and its plight. The film will air nationally to gain maximum attention.

To make this important film, we must raise $20,000 to fund the project. We have launched a campaign through Indiegogo to raise this money. To support this project* or find out more, click here:
Liquid Gold

All donations are tax deductible

More about the film

CalTrout has assembled a team of six: 2 backcountry experts (Craig Ballenger and Ted Harbour), 2 master fly fishermen, (Mikey Wier and George Revel), and 2 nationally-aired filmmakers, (Keith Brauneis and Ben Paull).

Together this group will embark on a 2-week journey from sea level to 14,000 feet and all points in between, scouring the creeks and alpine lakes of the Eastern Sierra mountain range, seeking out the various descendants and hybrids of the Golden Trout. They will examine current conditions and determine future threats to this species.

The story of the California Golden Trout will be the over arching theme that will unfold within a real life adventure story about six men’s quest to find Liquid Gold in the great American west. Filmmaker Keith Brauneis’ recent film “Enough is Enough” (produced by CalTrout) was featured in the 2012 Fly Fishing Film Tour. To see that short film, click here.
Liquid Gold

All donations are tax deductible

Comments

  1. Adrian Cardenas says:

    I happended to meet Craig on my very first day of fly fishing about a dozen years ago. I’ve since read his book, seen Enough is Enough and had the chance to shoot the breeze w/ him at one of the local shows. If Craig’s in, I’m in. Except – I happened to see this video / request for funds too late. So, I have a small contribution for the project if you’re interested. Just let me know how.

    Best Regards,

    Adrian

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