California Golden

Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine November December 2017 Cover Look for my photograph of a California Golden in the Fish Eye two page spread of the November / December 2017 Southwest Fly Fishing


Climate, Cows & the California Golden Trout

Earth Island Journal Report on California Golden TroutEarth Island Journal published my story on the threat cows pose to California golden trout.

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The EcoAngler Report

Planning a trip to Golden Trout Creek? Get scientific based angling intel in The EcoAngler Report - Golden Trout Creek.

The EcoAngler Report - Golden Trout Creek

Detailed information on Golden Trout Creek's native California golden population along with a map and directions to access this remote Sierra Nevada stream can be purchased here.

An Adobe PDF document will be made available with your purchase. Select Return to the Ecological Angler to view and save your purchase.


California Golden Trout

California Golden Poster photographed underwater by Michael Carl

Premium Poster Print of CALIFORNIA GOLDEN, available for purchase. Poster measures 22" x 28" on a matte finish. High quality printing provides optimized brightness and sharp detail. Made in USA.

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California Golden trout underwater

This subspecies of trout is the aquatic, poster-child for the state of California. Consequently, the Department of Fish and Game actively manage golden trout in its native range. California Golden trout are native to Golden Trout Creek and the South Fork of the Kern River. But due to human tranplanting, golden trout have been scathered across the Western United States. The non-native range includes many small lakes in the Southern Sierra Neveda.

Native California Golden trout

Some populations, especially in the Rocky Mountain States, have taken hold outside their native range. However, most of these populations have been hybridized with either rainbows or cutthroats.

California Heritage Trout Challenge

The California Golden trout caught, photoed, and released in its native range qualifies for the California Heritage Trout Challenge. What is the California golden trout's native range? Send an email to the EcoAngler and I can recommend some waters to fish.

California Golden trout