The Boise fisherman spent months hunting native trout in the West. Here is what he learned. | National / World

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Daniel Ritz was expecting to scream, scream and throw his hands in the air with glee and excitement when he coiled his last fish. Instead, catching the Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout – the latest take on a month-long trip across the West to learn about native trout species – seemed almost anti-climatic. .

“I was looking for a sense of closure or accomplishment,” Ritz said in a phone interview. “But that was never going to happen. The point of it all is for you to learn a little and want more. It just makes you more curious.”

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