Greenback Cutthroat Trout Photo Gallery
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.