California Golden Trout

California State Fish


California golden trout

California golden trout; photo © Graham Owen Gallery (all rights reserved; used by permission).

California Golden Trout

The California golden trout (Salmo agua-bonita) was designated the official state fish of California in 1947. The golden trout is native to California, originally found only in a few icy streams of the headwaters of the Kern River. Hatchery-raised fish have now extended the range of the golden trout to many waters at high elevation in the Sierra Nevadas and also other states.



California Golden Trout