To whom it might concern: Below please find the resume of Lonesome Larry. He is quite a qualified fish!
1988- Hatched into Redfish Lake Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho.
1988-1989 Schooled for one year at Redfish Lake, Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho.
1989 - One smolt among hundreds to set out on 900 mile backwards drift to the Pacific Ocean. Had to survive spinning turbines, dramatic pressure changes, predatory birds and fish, stilled currents, too warm waters and eight massive dams — four on the lower Snake and four on the Columbia.
1989 – One of the Redfish Lake smolt contenders to make it all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
1989-1991 Swam circles around the Pacific Ocean, from Alaska to Japan. Got strong and ate a lot.
1991- Undertook gruling journey back to Redfish lake. Completed 8 fish ladders on 8 dams. Gained 6500ft of elevation. Swam 3 rivers, the Salmon River, the Snake, and the mighty Columbia.
1991- Was the only Sockeye Salmon, male or female to make it back to Redfish Lake.
1991- Captured by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
1991 -Fed hormones and milked for my milt. My milt was frozen and kept by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game .
1991- I died.
1996-1997- My milt is used in a captive broodstock program. My genes are now scattered throughout a percentage of every new generation of sockeye salmon on Redfish Lake.
1991- I am made an icon of all wild salmon. I am stuffed and mounted on the wall of the Morrison Knudsen Nature Center in Boise, Idaho.