His positive impact on the health of fishing at Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area cannot be overstated. Meet Trent Pridemore and learn about the history of the Tahoe fishery.
Trent Robert Pridemore received a degree in Field Zoology from UC Santa Barbara and worked as a timber cruiser in Humbolt and Trinity Counties. His zoological background stimulated an earlier interest in fly fishing that led him to involvement in angling conservation. He was Project Chairman and Biological Consultant for the Little Truckee River Trout Restoration Task Force in the mid 1970’s that ultimately led to what has become a major and unique trout resource in the Wild Trout Program.
In 2006 he orchestrated the Regulation Proposal Changes that resulted in Wild Trout status for the Truckee River and its tributary’s between Trout Creek and the Nevada State Line. He was also involved in the implementation of winter angling on the Truckee and Yuba River systems and is the second recipient of the “Black Hand” conservation award.
Other angling related activities include writing for California Fly Fisher, Sierra Heritage Magazine, Tahoe Maritime Museum and guest appearances on radio and television. He has taught classes on fly tying, fly casting, and angler’s entomology. Major interests are Stillwater angling for trout and bass. In the mid “nineties” he formed Angler’s Education Service to expand his lecturing and educational programs.
He is a member of Sierra Grape Growers Association and is currently working on a memoir collection of angling stories and a cookbook titled, “Recipes from Jack Rabbit Hill and the Sierra Grape Growers.”