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Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
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
Goldfish
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Kokanee
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Rudd
Sacramento Perch
Sauger
Saugeye
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Splake
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
Walleye
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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
BIG Cutbow, 🔥🔥 Fall Fishing 11.24.21 by Team CO.F.F.
Friend’s PB trout back to back. 11.17.21 by Digginjiggin
Took two HS boys out on the river! 11.12.21 by Team CO.F.F.
Big Beauties from (Button Rock) 11.09.21 by ND Transplant
Took a new friend out fishing 10.22.21 by Team CO.F.F.
Insane Fall Bite, Got some biggins 10.15.21 by Team CO.F.F.
Morning Glory 08.30.21 by Team CO.F.F.
Master Angler Cuttbows All Day 05.18.21 by FishHuntNow
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
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