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Fish: Cutthroat Trout

ID this Cutthroat Trout

Post By: Mattastrophy      Posted: 5/24/2021 1:56:50 PM     Points: 1906    
I caught this Cutthroat Trout this weekend and would like to know if anyone can tell me more specific which type this is by my photo.

I caught a beautiful Cutthroat a while back that had way more color to it but the spot markings are very similar. Spawning I assume.

Anyway, any information is appreciated. I still have a hard time telling the difference between them all.

Not evident in this picture, but there are no white tips on this fish's fins. That rules out cutbow, correct?

 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 5/25/2021 11:46:51 AM     Points: 138
What is a small one Alex? Kidding. Had to reply. Dead air is the devil.....
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 5/25/2021 12:22:52 PM     Points: 2613
Completely uninformed and just looking at info online that looks like a Snake River cutt to me, but I could be completely wrong.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 5/25/2021 1:08:15 PM     Points: 772
Greenback Cutthroat for $800 please...
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 5/25/2021 3:43:16 PM     Points: 2396
I'm on a bad losing streak with these things, but I always have to play. I'm going Snake River. At least I know it's not a bug.
 Reply by: Freestone303      Posted: 5/25/2021 4:23:10 PM     Points: 457
I'm thinking Colorado River Cutthroat. I would say that it depends on what side of the divide you caught it on, but I really don't think that matters since they have been stocked on the East Side.
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: 5/25/2021 5:24:41 PM     Points: 441
I am with Freestone 303 on this one - but I am not an expert.
 Reply by: Mattastrophy      Posted: 5/25/2021 10:02:17 PM     Points: 1906
It seems like the only definitive answer is "It is a small one!" LOL

And we covered the whole spectrum with the answers. That still leaves me where I began! Ha ha.
 Reply by: 1fishwilly      Posted: 5/26/2021 12:42:00 AM     Points: 58
Photo 1: Colorado River Cutt
Photo 2: Greenback Cutt

Scale sample please...?
 Reply by: Mattastrophy      Posted: 5/26/2021 10:44:23 AM     Points: 1906
If it helps, I caught this fish in the small reservoir at the Lost Lake Trailhead near Nederland, Colorado.
 Reply by: Vanish      Posted: 5/26/2021 11:05:06 AM     Points: 668
Muttthroat, with leanings toward the previously incorrectly identified greenback heritage :D

Definitely not a snake river. The spots are too large.
 Reply by: Freestone303      Posted: 5/26/2021 12:55:30 PM     Points: 457
Given location, I'll stick with CO River or CO/GB hybrid, due to the fact that they were incorrectly stocked in the area when they were misidentified as greenbacks.

Basically what Vanish said.

I don't think that area has been killed off and stocked with true GB yet.
 Reply by: therealtrigster      Posted: 5/26/2021 3:33:17 PM     Points: 2185
Greenback or colorado cutt for sure. Definitely not a snake river. Leaning towards the CRC though.

This picture is supposedly a greenback or at least a gb/cr hybrid
 Reply by: devon234      Posted: 5/26/2021 10:51:57 PM     Points: 293
the people that say this is a snake river cutthroat dont know how to identify the different species of cutthroats in colorado. generally east of the divide it is supposed to be greenback and west of the divide is a colorado river cutthroat. based on the spots that become more numerous and bigger as they get further towards the tail it is a greenback or at least has greenback genetics. there is the rio grande cuttroat but it has a very small native range and is only native to the rio grande river and its tributaries.
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: 5/27/2021 7:06:02 AM     Points: 2165
1st photo snake river cutthroat
2nd green back
There just like snow flakes no one is the exact same
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 5/27/2021 8:20:26 AM     Points: 138
I cant believe it!! I will be correct twice in the same thread. That is a big one..... Gonna check back when this thread is another mile longer to verify my work. I am verklempt. Now tawk amongst yourselves.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 5/27/2021 9:53:23 AM     Points: 7380
Based on location the where it was caught and the picture it's a greenback imo.
 Reply by: WapitiStalker      Posted: 5/27/2021 1:46:09 PM     Points: 150
My vote is Colorado river cutthroat..180-200 scales along the lateral line to be sure if you want to count em next time!
 Reply by: WapitiStalker      Posted: 5/27/2021 1:48:58 PM     Points: 150
also no spots on anal, pectoral or pelvic fins means colorado river cutt
 Reply by: Mattastrophy      Posted: 6/2/2021 12:36:07 PM     Points: 1906
Thank you WapitiStalker. That is the kind of visual identification that will help me identify the difference between these species.

I appreciate everyone's input. Thank you.
 Reply by: chodeman      Posted: 6/2/2021 9:17:20 PM     Points: 2631
Longnose Sucker

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