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Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluehead sucker
Bonytail Chub
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Colorado Pikeminnow
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Emerald Shiner
Flannelmouth Sucker
Flathead Catfish
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Golden Trout
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Sacramento Perch
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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FishExplorer Lakes with Cutbow Trout
Antero Reservoir
Barnes Meadow Reservoir
Lake Beckwith
Bellaire Lake
Boyd Lake
Brush Hollow Reservoir
Catamount Reservoir North
Catamount Reservoir South
Crystal Creek Reservoir
Daigre and Wahatoya Lake
DePoorter Lake
DeWeese Reservoir
Doty Park Pond
Douglas Reservoir
Ehrlich Lake
Eleven Mile Reservoir
Frantz Lake SWA
Georgetown Lake
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Haviland Lake
Hohnholz Lake #2
Home Lake
Horseshoe Reservoir (Lathrop SP)
Lake Isabel
Lake John
Jumbo Annex (Red Lion SWA)
Jumbo Reservoir (Julesburg)
Kidney Lake
Manitou Lake
Montgomery Reservoir
North Delaney
North Sterling Reservoir
Prewitt Reservoir
Pueblo Reservoir
Quincy Reservoir
Rainbow Lakes - IPWA
Rampart Reservoir
Riverside Ponds (Mt. Ouray SWA)
Roberts Lake
Rosemont Reservoir
Runyon-Fountain Lakes
Sands Lake SWA
Shaw Lake
Silver Jack Reservoir
Slack-Weiss Reservoir
Spinney Mountain Reservoir
Stalker Lake
Standley Lake
Tamarack Ranch Pond
Tarryall Reservoir
Teal Lake
Thornton Gravel Ponds #2 & #3
Tiago Lake
Trap Lake
Trickle Park Reservoir
Trinidad Reservoir
Urad Reservoir - Upper
Vega Reservoir
Weir & Johnson Reservoir
Wellington Lake
Wolford Mountain Reservoir
FishExplorer Rivers with Cutbow Trout
Only lakes in the Fish Explorer database are included in this listing. Lakes we feature on this website are hyperlinked.
Cutbow Trout
Cutbows are fertile hybrids of rainbow trout and one of the cutthroat species. Where rainbows and cutthroats occur naturally together, these hybrids rarely occur.  However, with the introduction of rainbows into native cutthroat populations, hybridization often occurs and is view as a serious threat to cutthroat populations due to the loss of genetic integrity. 
Depending on the rainbow-cutthroat mix, these hybrids may take on markings very close to either parentage, or any of numerous blends.  Typically they will have a bit of the orange/red slash on the throat that is so distinctive of cutthroats and often with a hint of the red stripe down the side that is distinctive of rainbows. 
These hybrids can show in most any water that native cutthroats exit and where rainbows exist, the clear, cold water of mountain streams and lakes. Cutbows are also intentionally stocked in some states to provide anglers with another fishing opportunity. 
The life cycle, habitat requirements, and food preferences are the same as their parents, which are essentially the same for both species, as they are very similar fish.
Most Recent Cutbow Trout Forum Posts
The Mile is my Mistress 09.05.20 by anglerwannabe
Severe Gill injury 06.30.20 by anglerwannabe
High Country ice off fun ! 05.04.20 by team FMFO
ICE OFF Glory! GF's first Cutbow 05.01.20 by Team CO.F.F.
Nice Trout at Vega 01.22.20 by Team CO.F.F.
Cutbow Trout Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Winter and early spring float tubing 03.05.20 by Bill Prater
Blog: Spinfishing open water in winter 02.03.20 by Bill Prater
Blog: Early Ice Frenzy 11.28.18 by Dave Bryant
Blog: If They Swallow The Hook.... They Will Die 07.27.16 by Bobby Chauvin
Blog: The Annual Story Of GreyBeard 11.24.15 by Bobby Chauvin
Blog: Filling Commitments 06.09.15 by David Coulson
Blog: Fifteen, But Who’s Counting? – Oh, I Am! 10.17.14 by David Coulson
Blog: Skip the Dunkin Donuts 08.05.14 by Alan Peak
Blog: Rocky Mountain National Park Waters Added 05.17.14 by Tom McInerney
Blog: People are Starting to Come Outside 04.14.14 by Alan Peak