For those who like a challenge, here are a few you can take on:

A few other western states have their own challenges as well: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

How to identify native and wild trout? Checkout this streamside guide produced by and

What is the difference between a native trout and a wild trout? A wild trout is one which has spent its entire life in the fishery. A native trout is one in a water where they existed before human influences. For instance, Lahontan cutthroat trout caught in the Truckee River would be regarded as a native fish regardless if it was raised in a hatchery or was produced in the river. If produced in the river, it would be a wild and native trout. Brook trout are non-native to our waters but are generally wild (produced in the water they are caught in). Tiger trout caught in our area are neither wild nor native as they are hatchery produced.

We offer mentoring to club members who are taking on these challenges. To arrange for mentoring, contact us at

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in stream form

Lahontan cutthroat trout in stream form.