Sunday, October 23, 2005

Dave's Lifetime Species List

Genus Oncorhynchus

Coastal Rainbow Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus
Date Caught: October 1, 2004

Coastal Rainbow Trout - Steelhead
Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus
Date Caught: October 31, 2004

Columbia Basin Redband Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri
Date Caught: June 30, 2006

Warner Lakes Basin Redband Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii
Date Caught: August 29, 2008

Upper Klamath Lake Basin Redband Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii
Date Caught: August 29, 2008

Goose Lake Redband Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii
Date Caught: October 2, 2004

McCloud River Redband
Oncorhynchus mykiss stonei
Date Caught: June 22, 2005

Redband Trout Subspecies
Oncorhynchus mykiss subspecies
Date Caught: August 21, 2004

Golden Trout Creek Golden Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita
Date Caught: August 3, 2005

South Fork Kern Golden Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita
Date Caught: August 4, 2005

Little Kern River Golden Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss whitei
Date Caught: August 10, 2005

Kern River Rainbow Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss gilberti
Date Caught: August 9, 2005

Westslope Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi
Date Caught: July 16, 2005

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarki bouvieri
Date Caught: July 9, 2005

Snake River Finespotted Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarki behnki
Date Caught: July 2, 2005

Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarki utah
Date Caught: July 5, 2005

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarki pleuriticus
Date Caught: July 6, 2005

Greenback Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarki stomias
Date Caught: July 17, 2009

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout - Lake Form
Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi
Date Caught: December 10, 2004

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout - Stream Resident Form
Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi
Date Caught: August 20, 2005

Humboldt Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarki subspecies
Date Caught: June 29, 2006

Paiute Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarki seleniris
Date Caught: August 2, 2005

Apache Trout
Oncorhynchus gilae apache
Date Caught: July 14, 2007

Chinook Salmon (King Salmon)
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Date Caught: July 2011

Chum Salmon (Dog Salmon)
Oncorhynchus keta
Date Caught: July 2011

Coho Salmon (Silver Salmon)
Oncorhynchus kisutch
Date Caught: July 2011

Sockeye Salmon
Oncorhynchus nerka
Date Caught: July 2011

Genus Salmo

Brown Trout
Salmo trutta
Date Caught: August 19, 2005

Genus Salvelinus

Brook Trout
Salvelinus fontinalis
Date Caught: July 2, 2004

Bull Trout
Salvelinus confluentus
Date Caught: August 29, 2008

Arctic Char
Salvelinus alpinus
Date Caught: July 2011

Dolly Varden
Salvelinus malma malma
Date Caught: July 2011

Genus Thymallus

Arctic Grayling
Thymallus arcticus
Date Caught: July 12, 2005

Genus Prosopium

Bonneville Whitefish
Prosopium spilonotus
Date Caught: July 4, 2005


  1. Anonymous09 July, 2006

    great site dave
    wish I had ,had the chance to fish with you before you left ,keep up the great work and congrats on the piaute
    kevin \
    aka deaddrift

  2. Dave...nice site and I am extremely envious of your oncorhynchus clarkii seleniris. I just wonder if the cutthroat you list as a finespotted spotted cutthroat is truly a finespotted. The Greys River does overlap with yellowstone cutthroat and the fish depicted appears to be more a yellowstone in spotting or at best, a hybrid. My experience with finespotted cutts is their spots are generally over the entire body and more profuse and fine.....just a thought. Also, and this is nitpicking, but I thought you might have sought a fluvial grayling in the upper Bighole River as that is there only current native distrubution....the Rubys River fish were transplanted from the upper Big Hole population....they are cute little devils.

    brian aka DocEsox

  3. Brian - the cuttthroat from the upper greys could be a yellowstone I suppose. Although it was a large fish for that part of the river--the largest we landed at least--and the picture was shared with WGF who confirmed it to be a finespotted. Most of the smaller fish we caught were clearly finespotted, but at the time in looking at the fish pictured I just assumed the loss of spots was due to the size and age of the fish as sometimes larger fish seem to have more diffuse spotting patterns.

    As for the grayling, it looks like I have a good reason to go fish the Bighole!

    Dave B

  4. Dave....there's a picture of a huge finespotted cutt caught in Colorado last just as spotted as the smaller ones. When you get to the Bighole grayling are most abundant around Wisdom but if you really want to have some fun drive up to Jackson where the Bighole is not very big....zillions of brookies up there....sometimes during the hatches it looks like raindrops on the water. But I have caught several brookies in the 15 to 21 inch size there....biggest brookies I've ever seen in a stream in the Northwest. I still envy you the Piaute....I looking to catch all subspecies of rainbow, cutthroat and charr native to North America....although the proliferation of unnamed mykiss subspecies in Mexico is getting daunting.....

    Love your blog...


  5. can appreciate getting to take one of the cutthroat trout subspecies off your list. You already posted a photo of the Humboldt Cutthroat which was one of the two obscure cutthroat subspecies....the unnamed Humboldt and Whitehorse Creek subspecies. I recently got this email correspondence from Dr. Robert Behnke on the subject:

    I can tell you that soon all subspecies of cutthroat trout will have official scientific names. Reviewing all of the most recent evidence, Pat Trotter and I wrote a description of O,C. humboldtensis to be published in the next issue of Western North American Naturalist. We include the formerly "underscribed" Whitehorse cutthroat as humboldtensis, and the cutthroat native to the Quinn River drainage of the Lahontan basin. We traced a direct correction from Humboldt-Quinn-Whitehorse to explain our conclusion. Robert Behnke

    So it looks like you have "humboldtensis" wrapped up. Wish I were on the trip to Christmas Island of my dream trips.

    Brian D. Wight...Eagle River, AK

  6. Brian,

    Thanks for the info. Very ggod to know. One of the things I did not write about was the trip home from Jarbidge. I drove up through Idaho and down to Whitehorse. It is tough to find the water (although there is a great hotspring). I ended up way off the road when a gnarly lightning storm rolled in. Couldn't find the creek and then blamo...flat tire. Long story short it was pretty tough getting out of there. Closest to being struck I've ever been and limped home on a dinky spare...

    Even if it is a humboldt, I still want to catch one!

    Dave B

  7. Dave....was just looking at your list of trout again....I am so far behind you. Noticed you had caught o.m.irideus both riverine and anadramous steelhead and you had caught o.m. gairdneri....river form but no o.m. gairdneri steelhead as of yet?


  8. CoastalWolf09 August, 2009

    Hi there Dave..excellent array of pics pertaining to the sub species of the rainbow trout..will admit that u have succeeded where others haven't ventured.

  9. Dear Dave,

    I am currently searching for images of threatened Salmonid species on behalf of the ARKive project. I came across images of some of these species that I would very much like to include on the ARKive website with your permission. The species are Oncorhynchus gilae and Salvelinus confluentus.

    It is ARKive's aim to compile audio-visual records for the 17,000-plus species currently threatened with extinction, according to the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Red List of threatened species.

    If you wouldn't mind us using your two images on our website( please email me at

    Many thanks and best wishes,
    Kaz Armour