Cutthroat Trout State & World Records
Cutthroat trout are one of the most popular trout species that anglers target. Below you will learn what makes a trophy cutthroat and the state and world records.
World Record Cutthroat Trout
The biggest cutthroat trout ever caught weighted 41 lbs and was 39 inches long. This world record was caught on Pyramid Lake in Nevada by John Skimmerhorn in 1925.
Cutthroat Trout Records by State
|Alaska||8 lbs 6 oz||Wilson Lake||Robert Denison||5/30/1905|
|Arizona||9 lbs 8.0 oz||South of Davis Dam||Jeff Vincent||8/79|
|Arkansas||12 oz||White River||Mike Bowers, Abilene, KS||9/29/2018|
|California||31 lbs 8 oz||Lake Tahoe||Pomin, William||1/1/1911|
|Idaho||2.27 lbs||Grasmere Reservoir||Jordan Rodriguez||12/12/2020|
|Maryland||7.6 lbs||North Branch Of Potomac At Barnum||David G. Martin|
|Montana||16 lbs||Red Eagle Lake||William D. Sands||5/8/1905|
|Nebraska||5 lbs 7 oz||Ogallala Lake||Arthur Larsen||9/18/1992|
|Nevada||23 lbs 8 oz||Pyramid Lake||Ben Barlow||5/30/1905|
|New Mexico||10lb 2oz||Latir Lakes||Elias Mierra||6/3/1905|
|North Dakota||11 oz||Garrison Tailrace||6/25/1905|
|Oregon||9 lbs 8 oz||Malheur River||Phillip Grove||6/8/1905|
|South Dakota||6 lbs 5 oz||Rapid Creek||Dick Rossum||Sept. 24, 1989|
|Tennessee||6 oz||Obey River||Philip Neyman||6/1/1969|
|Utah||26 lbs 12 oz||Strawberry Reservoir||Mrs. E. Smith||4/13/1905|
|Washington||12 lbs||Crescent Lake||W. Welsh||7/1/1961|
|Wyoming||15 lbs||Native Lake||Alan Dow||5/12/1905|
What state has the biggest cutthroat trout?
Nevada is the state with the largest cutthroat caught in the United States and world record. It weighted 41 lbs and was 39 inches long. This world record was caught on Pyramid Lake in Nevada by John Skimmerhorn in 1925.
What is the average size cutthroat trout?
The average size cutthroat trout seen in the wild falls in the 0.5-8 lb range or 8-22″ long. This is much smaller than the world record of 15.5 lbs.
What size cutthroat trout is considered a trophy?
Cutthroat trout start to be considered trophy size at 20 inches long.