Rainbow Trout Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission Coastal rainbows (“Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus”) are native to the north Pacific coast, from northern Mexico to Alaska, and across the Bering Straight to eastern Asia. Within CONUS, the coastal rainbow trout’s original … 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

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

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

Lahontan 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. Note:  Lahontan Cutts are officially listed as a “Threatened Species”.  Nevada fishing regulations, however, generally treat the Lahontan like any … 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