Greenback Cutthroat Trout

Oncorhynchus clarkii stomias

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  • Greenback Cutthroat Trout |  Photo: John Croonenberghs
  • Greenback Cutthroat Trout |  Photo: John Croonenberghs
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Basic Information

Order

Salmoniformes

Family

Salmonidae

Size

Greenback Cutthroat Trout are generally up to 18 inches in length.

Weight

Greenback Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii stomias) facts, description, habitat, range, pictures and fly fishing tips to help you catch and identify the fish.

Range

Colorado

What does the Greenback Cutthroat Trout look like?

Greenback Cutthroats have the largest spots of all of the cutthroat subspecies and have a brilliant spawning coloration. Like all cutthroats they have a red slash along the lower jaw.

How to catch Greenback Cutthroat Trout

Head to the South Platte or Arkansas River basin for catch and release fly fishing.

Greenback Cutthroat Trout Facts

Greenback Cutthroat Trout are the state fish of Colorado. It is the easternmost species of cutthroat. The Greenback was once widespread, however today it occupies less than 1% of its native range. It was considered extinct until a population was discovered in Rocky Mountain National Park in the late 1950s. Greenback populations have been devastated by introduced Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout.

Greenback Cutthroat Trout Distribution



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