This popular fish, native to the tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in North American and Asia, can now be found all over the world. Farmed as food in many areas, it can now be found worldwide for recreational angling and as a food source. Rainbow trout are a premier fish desired by anglers for recreational fishing in California. Those provided for recreational angling are now sterile (triploid (PDF)).
California Golden Trout
Black Rock Hatchery staff are instrumental in spawning California golden trout from broodstock maintain in Cottonwood Lakes in the Sierra Nevada range. Fertilized eggs are distributed to other CDFW trout hatcheries and fish are planted in approved waters in the State. Golden Trout is California's state fish and is a Heritage Trout Species.
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