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Alberta Wild Cutthroat Trout

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Cutthroat Trout are named for the bright red-orange streak in the fold under the mouth and gill plate. These Trout are native to the Rocky Mountain and foothill streams of southern Alberta. They have been introduced into the Ram River west of Red Deer, and a few other small, cold streams tributary to the North Saskatchewan River. Cutthroat Trout prefer colder water than do the closely related Rainbow Trout. Cutthroat Trout spawn in the spring, which may be as late as early July in high mountain streams, usually a month after Ice off. Cutthroat Trout are often caught on artificial flies, small spoons and small spinners. You will need an Alberta fishing license to try your luck. The pictures and videos below were taken in southern Alberta, south west of Longview. (Text information was provided by Alberta Government Resource Development.)

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