Golden Trout Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

Golden Trout

Scientific Name:

Oncorhynchus aguabonita

Diet:

Invertebrates, insects, larvae, and zooplankton

Habitat:

Very sensitive to water quality. Require clean cold clear mountain streams and lakes. Golden Trout are found only in high altitude waters.

Spawn:

Late June or July in streams over gravel riffles. Eggs hatch in about three weeks. Fry emerge from the gravel about two to three weeks later.

Distribution:

Echo Lake (Duchesne County)

Origin:

Native to the South Fork of the Kern River drainage in California

Characteristics:

May also be known as a Palomino Trout. The body is deep yellow to deep orange. The sides are unmarked, but some fish have a darker orange lateral line. The caudal fin is nearly square. Closely related to the Rainbow Trout, in fact some scientists classify it as a sub-species.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

June 14, 2003

Length:

8 1/2 Inches

Fisherman:

Casey A. Layton

Location:

Echo Lake

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

1977

Weight:

0 pounds 14 ounces

Length:

14 1/2 Inches

Girth:

Unknown

Fisherman:

Breck Tuttle

Location:

Atwood Creek



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