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Cutthroat Trout Salmo clarki Adopted: February 18, 1987


Wyoming Statutes. Wyoming Legislative Service Office. 2009. 20 Month 2009 <http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx>
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.

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Cutthroat trout : Wyoming state fish

Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii: Information about the cutthroat trout from the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology's Animal Diversity Web.

Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii: Description from the National Wildlife Foundation's eNature.com.

Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii (Richardson, 1836): Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2009.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (01/2009).

Oncorhynchus clarkii (Richardson, 1836): Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

State Fish: Complete list of official state fish.

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

Wyoming Fishing: Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

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Western Native Trout Initiative: Imperiled by the alteration of their habitats and the introduction of non-native species, Western native trout populations have plummeted during the past 100 to 150 years. But the trend can be reversed. By working together, the partners in WNTI will implement conservation actions needed to benefit the trout.

Trout Flies of the West: Best Contemporary Patterns from the Rockies, by Jim Schollmeyer, Ted Leeson. 128 pages. Frank Amato Publications (December 1998) While Schollmeyer and Leeson's other book - The Fly Tier's Benchside Reference - is a great instructional treat, this book is focussed on those flies the locals use here in the West. Recipes come from a variety of sources (shops, guides, tyers) and it is interesting to note the differences in local varients of well known flies.

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.

Rivers of Restoration: Trout Unlimited's First 50 Years of Conservation, by John Ross. 192 pages. Skyhorse Publishing (September 8, 2008) For fifty years, the volunteers of Trout Unlimited have strived to restore, sustain, and preserve the nation's trout and salmon waters. Weaving together human and natural histories, Ross tells the stories of twenty watersheds where Trout Unlimited has labored to save rivers damaged by human shortsightedness.

Flyfisher's Guide to Wyoming
Flyfisher's Guide to Wyoming
by Ken Retallic

Flyfisher's Guide to Wyoming: Including Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, by Ken Retallic. 541 pages. Wilderness Adventures Press; Revised edition (June 30, 2005) This book covers all of the major fly fishing rivers, including the Snake, Green, Shoshone, Popo Agie, New Fork, Clark s Fork of the Yellowstone, Wind, Salt, Hoback, Gros Ventre, Encampment, North Platte, and more. There is a special section on the famous flyfishing waters of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton Park. The famous Yellowstone, Lamar, Slough Creek, Madison, Firehole, Gibbon, Upper Snake, Gallatin, Fall, and Bechler Rivers are covered. There are over 70 detailed maps of the waters, along with hatch charts, recommended flies, and how and when to fish these waters. There are listings for guides, fly shops, motels, and campgrounds. This is the ideal book to plan your flyfishing trip to Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park.

Fishing Wyoming, by Ken Graham. 288 pages. Falcon; 1st edition (August 1, 1998). Seven species of trout swim in the mountain streams, alpine lakes, rivers, and reservoirs of Wyoming. Other species found in the state include kokanee, salmon, walleye, and pan-sized bass. advice on where and when to fish, how to get there, and what kind of gear proves most effective for reeling in the catch. Graham describes more than 200 Wyoming fishing holes, including the best in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

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