Westslope Cutthroat Trout can be found in freshwater streams and rivers of the Northwest US and Canada. It is a subspecies and thus hard to distinguish from other cutthroats. The Westslopes are more silver-green in coloration, but their average foot long length and weight make them look just like any other Cutthroat in the clear waters in which they reside. This one piece can serve as a visual aid! There are 14 subspecies of inland cutthroats and efforts are being made to keep them all viable and purebred. But anglers rejoice: you can still fish for them!
Hybridization has given the fishing world many different subspecies of some of the best fish around! The Cutthroats are no exception. This can make identifying your catch quite the chore. If Cutthroats are your choice fish, we here at Gill McFinn’s suggest picking up this fishing Romper! It celebrates one of the 14 subspecies of inland Cutthroats found in the Northern US freshwaters – the Westslope Cutthroat Trout! When trolling for trout, amaze your fishing buddies when you can identify your Cutthroat catch! Well, if it is a Westslope…