Snake River Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii ssp are a sub-species of the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarki bouvieri. They are native to the Snake River in Wyoming and Idaho. Even though these colorful fish are not native to Colorado, there’s a good chance of catching one.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife’s fish hatchery system produces a significant amount of Snake River Cutthroat trout each year
These fish do really well in hatcheries. They have a high survival rate and once stocked they have the potential to grow to trophy size
Snake River Cutthroats are defined by their fine spots and reddish orange coloring
The “Dream Stream” stretch of the South Platte River below Spinney Mountain Reservoir and Eleven Mile Reservoir holds a healthy population of Snake River Cutthroats