Damn good cutthroat trout guides

Everything to Know About Booking a cutthroat trout fishing trip

What are the best cutthroat trout fishing trips?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 21 cutthroat trout trips, and the most popular trips are Half Day Walk and Wade guided by Ennion, Full Day DRIFT BOAT/ RAFT FISHING guided by Noah, and Full Day Private Water - WADE FISHING guided by Noah.

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What types of cutthroat trout fishing trips are common?

River fishing is the most popular for cutthroat trout.

The most common fishing techniques are fly fishing, wading, and drift fishing.

How much does a cutthroat trout fishing trip cost?

for cutthroat trout prices can range anywhere from $250 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day for cutthroat trout is $404. The average price for a full day for cutthroat trout is $521.

When is the best time to go cutthroat trout fishing?

The most popular season for cutthroat trout fishing is summer, and most anglers book their trips 46 days in advance.

Where can I get a fishing license for cutthroat trout and what are the bag limits for cutthroat trout?

See here for more information on cutthroat trout fishing licenses, cutthroat trout bag limits, and fishing season regulations for cutthroat trout. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right cutthroat trout rules and regulations.

​​### What is a Cutthroat Trout? ###

Cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii), or “cutties”, are a freshwater member of the Salmonidae family that are a popular gamefish in North America, especially for fly fishermen. The name cutthroat comes from the distinguishing red coloration under their jaw, and the scientific name clarkii is in honor of William Clark, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They are the official state fish of seven states.

There are 14 subspecies of cutthroat trout, with several of them considered threatened due to habitat loss, and two are considered extinct. Restoration efforts to combat this loss is made by raising trout in hatcheries and stocking both native and non-native lakes.

Depending on the location, cutthroat trout can range in color from golden to gray to green backs. The easiest way to determine a cutthroat from a rainbow is by the red, pink, or orange lines across their “throat,” but they also differ by having basibranchial teeth and their upper jaw extending past their eye.

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