Golden Trout Animal Pictures

Oncorhynchus aguabonita

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Golden trout (Oncorhynchus aquabonita), state fish of California, caught in Sierra Nevada of California, USA

Golden trout
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The largest golden trout ever caught measured 28 inches long and weighed 11.25 pounds.

Adler trout farm. Golden trout

Golden trout
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Experts can’t agree if the golden trout is its own species or a subspecies of rainbow trout.

Wild Californian golden trout caught in a remote high elevation lake in Idaho

golden trout
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You can find golden trout at elevations up to 10,000 feet above sea level.

Spicy baked trout fillets with garlic butter sauce, lemon and parsley close-up in a copper frying pan on a table. Horizontal top view from above

Golden Trout
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When cooked, golden trout possess firm red flesh, and the skin turns pale gold.