How To Identify A Cutbow Trout – Rainbow vs Cutthroat vs Cutbow

How to identify a cutbow

This post was last updated on July 24th, 2021 at 07:48 amI’ve had several requests in the past to explain how to tell the difference between a rainbow, cutthroat and cutbow. Learning to differentiate a cutbow trout from a full cutthroat is very important. In many areas, it is illegal to kill any cutthroat trout, … Read more

World Record Cutthroat Trout

Lahontan species of cutthroat

This post was last updated on December 18th, 2015 at 06:15 pmIt was December 1st 1925 when John Skimmerhorn landed a massive lahontan strain cutthroat out of Pyramid lake in Nevada. The Fish weighed in at 41 pounds even. Making it a first class official all time world record cutthroat. This world record fish was … Read more

Hybridization of the Cutthroat Trout

Hybrid Cutthroat Trout

This post was last updated on April 8th, 2014 at 05:41 pmWhat is Hybridization of the Cutthroat Trout? The cutthroat evolved in areas of mountainous seclusion. As they evolved they faced limited exposure to other trout and fish species. As people began to populate the western United states, they brought with them thoughts of bringing … Read more

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout, Snake River Fine Spotted

This post was last updated on May 6th, 2014 at 08:52 pmYellowstone Cutthroat Trout History and Facts ( Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri) The Yellowstone cutthroat is obviously a native to Yellowstone National park area, but it is also common throughout much of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and small areas in Utah and Arizona. There are significant efforts in … Read more

Lahontan Cutthroat

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

This post was last updated on April 24th, 2015 at 04:39 pmThe Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Species (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi) The Lahontan Cutthroat was originally from a large ancient lake known as lake lahontan in NV. The lake during the last ice age fractured into many smaller lakes in the great basin. Some examples of these lakes … Read more

Westslope Cutthroat Trout

This post was last updated on May 2nd, 2014 at 07:54 pmWestslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi) The Westslope Cutthroat trout is not a terribly large species. Its  average size  is 6 to 16 inches, depending on habitat, but very rarely exceed 18 inches. This is a species of concern because of its hybridization with the … Read more

Greenback Cutthroat Trout

Greenback Cutthroat

This post was last updated on October 9th, 2014 at 04:26 pm Scientists believe that the greenback cutthroat trout probably evolved in the Yellowstone and Green river basin over the course of 2 million years. Their natural ancestors, Oncorhynchus, would have migrated there from the Snake and Columbia River basins (the current home of the … Read more

Coastal Cutthroat Trout

Coastal Cutthroat

This post was last updated on April 8th, 2014 at 05:35 pmThe Coastal Cutthroat Trout Species (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii) The coastal Cutthroat Similar to salmon and steelhead spend most of their lives in the ocean. They will make an annual migration from their preferred area in the sea, to a particular river or stream to spawn. … Read more