Post By: Herf Posted: 9/19/2018 8:43:03 AMPoints: 138
Here is a picture of a Paiute Cutthroat from the backcountry of California. 15 miles by horseback and another 3 miles by foot got me to the stream where they are at (and I should say these are not in their native drainage)
With catching this subspecies of cutthroat, I have now caught every recognized subspecies of cutthroat.
Coastal Cutthroat Bonneville Cutthroat Humboldt Cutthroat Lahontan Cutthroat Whitehorse Basin Cutthroat Paiute Cutthroat Snake River Cutthroat Westslope Cutthroat Yellowstone Cutthroat Colorado River Cutthroat Greenback Cutthroat Rio Grande Cutthroat Alvord Cutthroat - this fish is from a stream that has the phenotype of the Alvord Cutthroat, even though they are not pure
Reply by: not too old to fish Posted: 9/19/2018 9:50:24 AM Points: 4655
Congrats on your conquest of the cutthroat. I too think that a book or at least a short story about your quest would be a worthwhile read for any trout fisherman and if you have pictures that would be an added bonus.
That may be a common name. However, the Apache Trout is a different species, Oncorhynchus apache. Cutthroat trout are Oncorhynchus clarkii, then have the different subspecies, that Herf has referred to.
Reply by: Herf Posted: 9/21/2018 7:15:38 AM Points: 138
I would just like to say thanks for all of the kind words. I will say that catching all of these different subspecies of cutthroats has been a challenge, totally different types of water for each, so changing up your approach is the key.
As for a book about the cutthroat, that would only be a chapter in my book about catching all the different recognized trout/char/salmon of North America. I only 7 to go, excluding a few frankenfish and some trout in the mountains of Mexico.
And also, here is a picture of an Apache Trout from a few years ago.