Golden Trout Photo Gallery
What does the Golden Trout look like?
Golden Trout have golden flanks with red, horizontal bands along it's sides as well as 10-12 purple parr marks on each side.
How to catch Golden Trout
You best shot at pulling out a Golden Trout is in the Golden Trout Wilderness in California. Please check with the local Fish and Game agency for rules and regulations.
Golden Trout Facts
Golden Trout are the state fish of California. The golden trout is a sub-species of the rainbow trout and look very much like juvenile rainbows. The Golden Trout Wilderness was established within Inyo National Forest and Sequoia National Forest in 1978. The wilderness area protects the Golden Trout's native habitat. The largest Golden Trout on record was caught in Cook Lake in the Wind River Range in Wyoming in 1948. The monster trout measured 28 in and weighed more than 11 lbs.