Cutthroat Trout oncorhynchus clarki

The name of this trout comes from the Greek word, onkos, which translates to "hook", the word rynchos, translate to "nose", and clarki, which is actually related to the Lewis and Clark expedition and Captain W. Clark.

The Cutthroat Trout has an olive colored body accented with black spots found on the head, body, fins, and tail. Below the lateral line, you will see a heavier marking of spots. The tail of this species has a nice, gentle fork, the head is squared off and blunt, and the jaw is long.

This species of trout typically lives to about age seven and what makes this species in the salmon family different from any other trout species is that it only spawns once a year.

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