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:                     http://www.californiagoldentrout.org

DFG Golden Trout Homepage:                    http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/REsources/WildTrout/WT_CaGoldenDesc.asp

Kern River Rainbow UC Davis                     http://genome-lab.ucdavis.edu/People/Erickson/KRRT.html

California Golden Trout  UC Davis              http://genome-lab.ucdavis.edu/People/Alumni/JanCordes/CGT%20project%20page1.htm

Little Kern Golden UC Davis                         http://genome-lab.ucdavis.edu/People/Stephens/Little%20Kern%20research.htm

Golden Trout Poster   download                   http://calfish.ucdavis.edu/files/79560.pdf

Hardhead                                                         http://calfish.ucdavis.edu/location/?uid=37&ds=241                  

Hardhead_and_Trout_in_the_Kern_River_Final_Draft pdf

Sacramento Pike Minnow aka Squawfish     http://calfish.ucdavis.edu/location/?uid=82&ds=241

Sacramento Sucker                                            http://calfish.ucdavis.edu/location/?uid=84&ds=241