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Colorado Fish Species

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Rainbow Trout
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Roundtail Chub
Sacramento Perch
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
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Tiger Trout
White Bass
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Yellow Bullhead
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Yellowstone Cutthroat

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Yellowstone Cutthroat
Yellowstone cutthroat originally ranged upstream of Shoshone Falls on the Snake River and its tributaries west of the Continental Divide. East of the Continental Divide they called Yellowstone Lake, the Yellowstone River and its tributaries downstream to the Tongue River home. Today pure populations are limited to some headwaters streams and Yellowstone National Park.  These cutthroats’ habitat is relatively clear, cold streams, rivers, and lakes. Preferred temperatures are less than 60 degrees, but can tolerate temperatures approaching 80 degrees for short periods.
Large black spots concentrated just before the tail is a distinguishing feature of this golden colored cutthroat. As with other cutthroats, the red slashes on the lower jaw, distinguish them from their related cousin, rainbow trout.  Yellowstone’s tend to be a muted brownish to yellowish color (even silvery in some specimens); rarely sporting the brighter colors seen in the Colorado River Cutthroat.  This species has been documented to live over 10 years.  One of the larger cutthroat, it can exceed 24 inches in length and historical records suggest larger fish.
Yellowstone cutthroat trout spawn exclusively in flowing water. Lake populations require access to inlet or outlet streams for self-sustaining populations. Spawning takes place in the spring and early summer once spring runoff abates.   They select shallow gravelly areas with good current to spawn. 
Like other cutthroats, Yellowstone cutthroat feed primarily on aquatic and terrestrial insects, but are more prone to eat fish than other cutthroat species.

Yellowstone Cutthroat in Colorado

Yeelowstone cutthroat are limited to two water in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Most Recent Yellowstone Cutthroat Forum Posts
Found It, Saw it, Caught it! 08.01.23 by Mattastrophy
Yellowstone Cutthroat 08.23.14 by Herf
Yellowstone Cutthroat Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Ice Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park 12.17.15 by Tom McInerney
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: Boomerang Tool Co. Grip 11.07.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: 4 Apps Every Angler With A Smartphone Should Use 02.09.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Clouser Pattern Detailed - New Article 12.16.11 by Matt Snider
Blog: Become a pro 09.30.11 by Joshua Christensen
Recent Colorado Yellowstone Cutthroat Photos by Fish Explorer Members
by eholm - by eholm - by Mattastrophy - by eholm - by eholm - by eholm - by MesaMan - by panfishin - first yellowstone cutty
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