Cutthroat Trout Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

Cutthroat Trout

Scientific Name:

Oncorhynchus clarki utah (Bonneville)

Diet:

Primarily eats insects and small fish

Habitat:

Thrive in inaccessible waters. Prefer high elevation mountain streams and lakes that provide cover, shade, and stability.

Spawn:

Spring over clean gravel

Distribution:

Sparsely scattered statewide

Origin:

Native to the Bonneville Basin of Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming

Characteristics:

The crimson slash along the lower jaw and the absence of the iridescent pink stripe of the Rainbow Trout along the lateral line distinguish the Cutthroat from other species. Possess sparsely scattered, very distinct round spots over the top portion of the body. Subdued colors of silver gray to charcoal on the upper body. Flanks are slightly pink during spawning.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

December 7, 2002

Length:

30 Inches

Fisherman:

Blaine Beazer

Location:

Bear Lake

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

1930

Weight:

26 pounds 12 ounces

Length:

Unknown

Girth:

Unknown

Fisherman:

Mrs. E. Smith

Location:

Strawberry Reservoir



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