Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri

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  • Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout |  Photo: Andrew Gilham, USFWS
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Basic Information

Order

Salmoniformes

Family

Salmonidae

Size

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout are generally up to 21 inches in length.

Weight

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri) facts, range, pictures and fly fishing tips to help you catch and identify the fish.

Range

Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem down through parts of Northern Utah and Nevada

What does the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout look like?

Yellowstone Cutthroat can be distinguished from other cutthroat subspecies in a few ways. The first being their larger black spots that cluster towards the tail, and by their gray, gold, or copper hues.

How to catch Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

Catch a trophy in Henrys Fork in eastern Idaho or head over to Slough or Pebble Creeks in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Facts

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout feed primarily on insects, making it a prized catch for fly fisherman. Yellowstone Cutthroats have few things that threatening them. Competition from invasive trout such as Brook, Brown and Rainbows. Interbreeding with Rainbow creating "Cutbows." Habitat destruction and preyed on by large Lake Trout are also hurting the population.

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Distribution



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