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California Fish Species

Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Brook Trout
Brown Bullhead
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Chinook Salmon
Coho Salmon
Common Carp
Creek Chubsucker
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Flathead Catfish
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Green Sunfish
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Lake Chubsucker
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
Sacramento Perch
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Spotted Sucker
Spotted Tilapia
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Threadfin Shad
White Bass
White Catfish
White Crappie
White Perch
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch

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Cutthroat Trout
Cutthroat trout encompass large group of related salmonoids that populated most of the western United States.  Some of the better known species include the Bonneville, Lahontan,  Rio Grande, Colorado River, Snake River, Greenback, and Yellowstone to name a few. Due to a large number of factors, including introduction of “exotic” species and habitat degradation, many cutthroat species today are in danger of being lost, and even some populations that are healthy have been genetically degraded due to stockings of rainbows and other cutthroat species.
As the name implies, the bright reddish-orange slash on the throat is a major distinguishing mark of these numerous species.  Many of the species are so similar morphologically that only expects are able to tell them apart and even then sometime genetic testing is necessary to conclusively differentiate between them.
Cutthroat trout inhabit relatively clear, cold streams, rivers, and lakes.  Their preferred temperatures range from 40 to 60 degrees.  These spring spawners typically build their redds in gravel riffles after the river flow have abated. 
 Intensive harvest by anglers has affected the abundance and size structure of most species.  This is in part a result for the readiness of cutthroat to take a fly or lure, making them rather popular with anglers.

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Cutthroat Trout Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Anti-Troutite, not really 03.14.21 by Jeff Wagner
Blog: Winter and early spring float tubing 03.05.20 by Bill Prater
Blog: Another Great Trip 04.03.17 by Bill Prater
Blog: Montana FIshing Trip - Day 3 07.04.15 by Tom McInerney
Blog: Fifteen, But Whos 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
Blog: Trouting from a Kayak 12.30.13 by Brady Garrett
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