Originally Posted by nickj
OP said Clear Creek, Cuttbows have been stocked in there.
Originally Posted by romanl
fished Gore Creek
in Vail CO few weeks ago
i think i got a cutthroat ,but im not sure what kind and it barely had any spots, it looked almost completely silver.
anyone has any idea what type of cutthroat it is?
reason im asking is im keeping a check list of all the types of trout i catch.
OP said he caught the first fish from Clear Creek, but the second one was from Gore Creek. Either fish could be 100% rainbow or part rainbow part cutthroat. The trouble in fish Id comes in with muddled genetics from prior stockings, plus the fact that cut-bows can reproduce, leading to, perhaps, a fish that is 1/4 cutthroat and 3/4 rainbow.
I guess the answer to his question is both definitely are at least part rainbow, and yet both could also have some degree of cutthroat in their genetics. Knowing for certain if either had cutthroat in them and to what degree is impossible without genetic testing.