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~ 41 Lbs Caught at Pyramid Lake, NV on Dec., 1925 by angler John
~ Oncorhynchus Clarki
~ Sea Trout, Sea-run
Cutthroat, Red-throat Trout, Harvest Trout, Native Trout, Clark's Trout,
Yellowstone Cutthroat, Colorado Cutthroat, Coastal Cutthroat
~ The Cutthroat Trout varies greatly in coloration and size. The coastal
Cutthroat Trout is greenish blue on its back and silvery on the sides
with many spots covering the body. The
inland species of Cutthroat Trout can be colored from olive green to
yellowish green and there may red on the sides of the head, the front of
the body, and the belly. The inland species of Cutthroat Trout have
varying amount of spots in location, size, and amounts. Both coastal and
inland Cutthroat Trout feature the distinctive red, pink, or orange
marks on the underside of the lower jaw. There are 14 subspecies of
Size ~ The Cutthroat Trout varies in size according to subspecies and habitat. In some small inland streams Cutthroat reach a maximum size of only 12 inches. When conditions are good such as a large lake to occupy and plenty of feed a Cutthroat can reach up to 30 inches and 40 pounds.
~ Cutthroat Trout can inhabit a number of different cold water
environments, from near-shore salt water to freshwater tributaries,
inland lakes, rivers, streams and bog ponds. Coastal cutthroat inhabit
areas relatively close to shore prior to the spawning migration, during
which they are found in the stream, rivers and lakes where they were
born. Inland cutthroats are found in large lakes and rivers, mountain
streams and ponds, and some headwater tributaries, where they may
coexist with resident coastal cutthroat. Cutthroat Trout range from
Alaska to California and as far east as Alberta, Colorado, and Montana.
There are also many eastern provinces and states that have had the
Cutthroat Trout transplanted there.
~ Cutthroats mostly feed on a variety of aquatic insects, leeches,
crustaceans and small fish, whichever is prevalent and available in a
given stream, river, lake or pond. They will often hide in available
cover like sunken logs, lily pads or coarse rubble and ambush insects
and bait fish before swimming back to the security of cover. The coastal
Cutthroat will also feed on shrimp, sand worms, and squid.