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California Fish Species

Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
Brook Trout
Brown Bullhead
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Chinook Salmon
Coho Salmon
Common Carp
Creek Chubsucker
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Flathead Catfish
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Green Sunfish
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Kokanee
Lake Chubsucker
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
Sacramento Perch
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Spotted Sucker
Spotted Tilapia
Steelhead
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Threadfin Shad
White Bass
White Catfish
White Crappie
White Perch
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch

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FishExplorer Lakes with Cutbow Trout
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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
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Cutbow Trout Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
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
Blog: Trouting from a Kayak 12.30.13 by Brady Garrett
Blog: Early Ice Frenzy 11.25.13 by Dave Bryant
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