Oncorhynchus chrysogaster

That's the scientific name for the Mexican Golden trout.


The victim of human development and competing trout populations, it's a somewhat threatened species located in the northwest Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range of Mexico. I think it'd be kind of cool to catch (& release) one someday.

Now if you really want to geek out about goldens and about 11 other species of Mexican trout on this Cinco de Mayo, check out this hour-long video by Truchas Mexicanas & Joe Tomelleri. It's actually an unexpectedly fun watch.


Comments

  1. Mike there's a wonderful book about the Last Wild Trout of Mexico's Sierra Madre Occindental

    It was written by Rex Johnson Jr. part of the old "small streams" group.

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    1. Very cool, thanks for the tip. I'll have to see if I can dig it up.

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  2. Seems the week for odd trout. Those scientific names are always a mouthful.

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  3. I've only watched a bit of the video. (I'm saving it for a nice relaxing hour before I go to bed. )

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    1. Yeah, it's a bit long, but a good watch.

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    2. I finished watching it last night before bed. It is a good watch and I would recommend that everyone watch it. Extremely well done. Thanks Mike!

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  4. Michael, I know the author. He used to submit stories to my web site. Thanks for the memory jog, I just bought the book on abebooks.com for $25

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