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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Salmo clarki henshawi Adopted: May 28, 1981


Nevada Revised Statutes. Nevada Legislature. 2009. 9 March 2009
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.

Additional Information

Lahontan Cutthroat: Western Native Trout Initiative.

Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii henshawi): U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office.

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii henshawi: U.S Fish & Wildlife Service: Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex.

Lahontan cutthroat trout: Species description from Discover the Outdoors.

Oncorhynchus clarkii henshawi (Gill and Jordan, 1878): Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

Bringing back the Lahontan cutthroat trout: by Jason Dunham. Article from Trout Unlimited, Spring, 1998.

Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi): U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Status Report.

Lahontan cutthroat trout: Species locator from Discover the Outdoors.

State Fish: Complete list of official state Fish.

More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Nevada state symbols.

Guide to Fly Fishing Pyramid Lake
Guide to Fly Fishing Pyramid Lake
by Terry Barron

Guide to Fly Fishing Pyramid Lake, by Terry Barron. 31 pages. California Bill's Automotive Handbooks; 1st edition (October 1, 1998) This is the first and only fly fishing guidebook to this huge high desert lake. Author Terry Barron has fished the lake for 28 years and sets the record straight. A brief history of the lake, Lahontan Cutthroat trout, efforts to save these huge fish , trout food, feeding habits, how to tie the effective flies developed by locals. Two color maps, illustrations, charts, photos show preparations and the spots for 16-30" trout! Web sites, fishing resources, fly shops and other important information.

Guide to Fly Fishing in Nevada, by Dave Stanley, Jeff Cavender. 48 pages. California Bill's Automotive Handbooks; 2nd edition (January 1, 2005) This guidebook gives you a quick, clear understanding of the essential information you'll need to fly fish Nevada and the Northeastern Sierra's most outstanding waters. How to fly fish the most enjoyable and rewarding waters in this uncrowded, yet to be discovered region. Detailed maps, annotated by the author, show you how to get there and where to fish. Use this guide to plan your Nevada fly fishing trip or take this guide along for ready reference.

The Desert Lake: The Story of Nevada's Pyramid Lake, by Sessions S. Wheeler. 144 pages. Caxton Press; Revised edition (May 1, 2001) National park officials have called the Pyramid Lake "the most beautiful desert lake in North America." Here is the pre-history and history of the basin, including its famous Indian battles. Early white exploration and settlement, the decline and restoration of the lake's giant cutthroat trout, and shore fishing.

Trout and Salmon of North America
Trout and Salmon of North America
by Robert J. Behnke

Trout and Salmon of North America, by Robert J. Behnke. 384 pages. Free Press (September 24, 2002) Behnke, professor emeritus of fishery and wildlife biology at Colorado State University, has brought his more than 50 years of studying, and fishing for salmon and trout, to wonderful effect. He provides readers with an authoritative compendium of the evolution, biology, ecology, habitats and behaviors of these prized game fish. A capsule legend that includes scientific name, other common names, habitat, size, life span and diet accompanies each entry, amazingly illustrated by Tomelleri, whose fish seem to shimmer on the pages. Habitat maps, which include coastal waters, rivers, streams and lakes, are detailed and specific enough to be taken on fishing excursions. The book includes a good deal of fishing lore, as in the notations that describe the best flies, bait and lures for specific types of fish and locales.

Native Trout of Western North America , by Robert J. Behnke. 275 pages. American Fisheries Society (December 1992) This book results from almost four decades of research and practical experience with this group of fishes. This work addresses the evolution, taxonomy, and present distributions of members of this group of fishes (cutthroat, rainbow, Gila, and related indigenous trout of the West), and proposes a conservation philosophy to sustain them.

About Trout: The Best of Robert Behnke from Trout Magazine, by Robert J. Behnke. 272 pages. The Lyons Press (September 1, 2007) Behnke brings scientific expertise, a sense of humor and a flair for drama to this collection of 43 essays previously published as his About Trout column in conservation organization Trout Unlimited's Trout magazine. Behnke considers the evolution, historic and current distribution, biological characteristics and defining physical traits of various species of trout and salmon-from the common brown trout and well-known Atlantic salmon to the rare Apache trout and the once-presumed extinct, now-endangered Alvord cutthroat trout.

Trout Rigs & Methods
Trout Rigs & Methods
by Dave Hughes

Trout, by Ray Bergman. 576 pages. The Derrydale Press (October 25, 2000) Trout is arguably the finest single volume ever produced on how, why, and where to catch trout. In spite of being originally published in 1938 (Penn Publishing Company), it remains utterly relevant.

Trout Rigs & Methods, by Dave Hughes. 322 pages. Stackpole Books (January 10, 2007) Clear and simple instruction and explanation describes 18 trout rigs and 81 methods to fish them. In moving water: rigs and methods for dry flies and emergers, nymphs, wet flies, streamers, and dry flies and droppers. In stillwater: dry flies and sunk flies.Fly fishers learn the specifics of the rig--types of fly line, lengths and tapers of leader and tippet, the flies, and split shot, putty weight, strike indicators, droppers, point flies, and indicators--and the full array of methods to present the rig to the trout.

Essential Trout Flies, by Dave Hughes. 92 pages. Stackpole Books (April 2000) A core list of flies that will catch trout anywhere, in every season, this collection includes the most important patterns in a wide range of styles, from dry flies to streamers. The tying steps for each pattern are illustrated in step-by-step photos with detailed captions, followed by photos and recipes for the six most useful variations-217 patterns in all. Each chapter features a description of the insect the pattern imitates as well as expert information on how and when to fish the fly.

Trout & Salmon, [ Magazine Subscription ] Features, news on all aspects of game fishing.

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