Native Fish of the Kern

Native or Wild Trout...Is there a difference?

A wild trout is a trout that was born in the wild and spends its life cycle in the wild, regardless of the origin of its parents or ancestors. A native trout is a trout that was found here originally, prior to human influences. A wild brown trout is not native to California. A coastal rainbow trout is a native California trout (even if it came from a hatchery). A golden trout born in the Little Kern River is a wild, native trout.

Native fish of the Kern Watershed

Golden Trout Project website:           

DFG Golden Trout Homepage:          

Kern River Rainbow UC Davis           

California Golden Trout  UC Davis    

Little Kern Golden UC Davis               

Golden Trout Poster   download         


Hardhead_and_Trout_in_the_Kern_River_Final_Draft pdf

Sacramento Pike Minnow aka Squawfish

Sacramento Sucker