Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat Trout

Body color is highly variable with three subspecies in Nevada. Back may be steel gray to olive-green. Sides may be yellow-brown with red or pink along the belly. Slash marks on either side of the throat beneath the lower jaw may be yellow, crimson-red or orange. Fins uniform color with no white tips. Scattered spots are usually round and black, more closely grouped towards the tail. Teeth on back of tongue. May hybridize with rainbow. Native to the Humboldt, Snake and Bonneville basins of Nevada. Currently occurs in 112 streams and a smaller number of lakes where it is well known for its large size.


Bodies Of Water

  • Blue Lakes
  • Catnip Reservoir
  • Humboldt River - NF
  • Humboldt River - SF
  • Mosquito Creek
  • Pine Creek
  • Pyramid Lake
  • Reese River - Upper
  • Ruby Lake NWR
  • San Juan Creek
  • Spooner Lake
  • Truckee River
  • Walker Lake
  • Willow Creek Reservoir

  • Counties

  • Elko County
  • Churchill
  • Eureka
  • Humboldt
  • Lander
  • Lincoln
  • Mineral
  • Nye
  • Pershing
  • Storey
  • Washoe
  • White Pine