Cutthroat Trout Salmon


The coastal subspecies of the Cutthroat Trout were recently added to the salmon classification, and their genus was changed to Oncorhychus. Even within this classification, not all fish are anadromous – meaning that not all of them migrate to the sea. The offspring of ocean migrating fish may remain in the rivers and streams, while the offspring of fish that remained in the freshwater may migrate to the ocean before returning to their freshwater birthplace to spawn.

Cutthroat Trout Salmon

Their average size is between one and four pounds, and they can reach an adult weight of six pounds. They spawn from the winter months through May, and prefer the upper portions of streams with a low flow and a sandy bottom; including areas too shallow for other types of salmon.

Scientific Name:
Oncorhynchus clarki

Common Names:
Cutthroat Trout