By The Bakersfield Californian
Californian editors on Friday determined that an item in Friday's Outdoors column, by Steve Merlo, was a complete fabrication.
The item -- "Foreign trout species to be planted in Isabella Lake" -- has absolutely no basis in truth and should be disregarded by anyone who read it.
The Californian fully retracts the item.
I apologize to all readers who were misled by this report and to all who expect, as we do, that the paper will strive to meet a higher standard.