“Lahontan Cutthroat Trout are the largest species of cutthroats with some lake residents from Pyramid Lake reaching an epic 30 inches or more. Nevada’s state fish, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (LCT) are native to the Lahontan basin of northern Nevada, northeastern California, and southeastern Oregon. Having evolved in the Great Basin, which was flooded under a giant inland sea called Lake Lahontan during the last ice age, LCT provided a main source of food to the Paiute – Native Americans who have lived in the Great Basin for more than 10,000 years – as well as miners and loggers in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Mark Twain raved about their flavor and Clark Gable famously fished for them.”
Read more about Lahontan Cutthroat Trout found on Western Native Trout Initiative website, including angling locations.
Historic Range and Observed Locations