Lake Tahoe Stocked With Catchable Lahontan cutthroat trout

Lake Tahoe

by Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Staff

This week the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery stocked 4,857 catchable Pilot Peak strain Lahontan cutthroat trout into Lake Tahoe. Stocking will continue weekly throughout the summer at various publicly accessible locations in both California and Nevada. Approximately 20% of the trout stocked will be tagged with a T-bar anchor tag that has a unique ID and phone number on it. Anglers are encouraged to report their catch and help our biologists evaluate the success of the stocking along with the growth, survival and distribution of the fish. Thank you to the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the USDA Forest Service-Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit for the ongoing collaboration in this effort.
​Fun Facts:
-Lahontan cutthroat trout are the only trout native to Lake
-Lahontan cutthroat trout are the state fish of Nevada.
-Lahontan cutthroat trout are the largest inland cutthroat trout in the world.
Video Description: Recently stocked Lahontan cutthroat trout swimming in Lake Tahoe.