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.


  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.

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

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

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

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

    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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