Trout, golden (Oncorhynchus aguabonita)

(Jordan, 1893); SALMONIDAE FAMILY; also called Kern River trout
Native only to the upper Kern River basin in Tulare and Kern Counties, California, the golden trout occurs in clear, cool waters at elevations higher than 6,890 ft (2100 m). Despite its limited distribution, there are two recognized subspecies of golden trout: Oncorhynchus aguabonita aguabonita, which is confined to the south fork of the Kern River and Golden Trout Creek, and Oncorhynchus aguabonita gilberti, which is confined to the Main Kern and Little Kern Rivers. An area of warm water where the South Fork joins the Kern appar... Read More


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4.98 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Cooks Lake, Wyoming, USA

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