ALPERS TROUT, THE HISTORY
Alpers trout aren't just any fish. Hand-fed and raised in the pure
streams and ponds of Alpers Owens River Ranch, Alpers trout are
exclusive to the Eastern Sierra. Alpers trout average 2 to 3 pounds
and are prized trophies sought by anglers. The Alpers family has
perfected growing trout famous for their size, fight, wildness,
and their tender pink flesh.
In the family since 1906, the Alpers Owens River Ranch was originally
a cattle ranch. It was converted into a fishing ranch in the 1920s.
During the '70s and '80s, Tim Alpers and his father raised fish
primarily to stock their family ponds. In 1984, local communities
requested that Alpers grow and stock bigger trout to supplement
fish being stocked by the Department of Fish and Game.
Today, raising trout is Alper's primary occupation. Local and private
funding helps stock over 60,000 pounds of Alpers trout in lakes
and streams from southern Inyo County to northern Mono County. "Alpers
trout are exclusive to the Eastern Sierra. These are fish raised
on the bounty of the Eastern Sierra to benefit the local economy.
You won't find these trout anywhere else in the world," Alpers
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