Bull Trout Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission Bull Trout, and its close cousin, the Dolly Varden, are chars (along with the “eastern” Brook Trout).  Their color varies with habitat and locality, but the body is generally gray to olive … Read More

Bonneville Cutthroat Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission As with all cutthroats, check first for the distinct orange-red cutthroat slash below the jaw. The Bonneville Cutthroat can be distinguished from other cutthroats by its fairly plain, greenish yellow to silvery … Read More

Steelhead Trout Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission Steelhead are sea-run, rainbow or redband trout which return to spawn after 2-3 years at sea (and typically 1 year as a smolt living in freshwater).  They are genetically identical to resident … Read More

Westslope Cutthroat Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission As with all cutthroats, check first for the distinct orange-red cutthroat slash below the jaw.  The Westslope will often exhibit bright yellow, orange and red colors, especially among males during the spawning … Read More

Snake River Cutthroat Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission The Snake River Cutt is also known as the “fine spotted” Yellowstone Cutt.   As with all cutthroats, check first for the distinct orange-red cutthroat slash below the jaw.  The Snake River … Read More

Bonneville Cutthroat Trout Range Maps

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Included on the Ultimate USA Cutthroat Map, plus PDFs and KMZs providing additional information are available from the download system. Bonneville cutts (“BVCT”) have a fairly limited distribution, principally in north-central Utah (not far from Salt Lake City and Provo), … Read More

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Range Maps

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Included on the Ultimate USA Cutthroat Map, plus PDFs and KMZs providing additional information are available from the download system. The Yellowstone Cutthroat lives principally in the NW Wyoming Highlands in and around Yellowstone National Park and northward into southwestern … Read More

Westslope Cutthroat Trout Range Maps

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Included on the Ultimate USA Cutthroat Map, plus PDFs and KMZs providing additional information are available from the download system. The Westslope Cutthroat Trout is one of the most widely distributed cutt variants, with pockets still surviving in Washington and … Read More