View Full Version : CuttBow Question?

01-29-2007, 10:00 AM

What is the differece between an regular bow and a cutt bow?

01-29-2007, 03:06 PM
A Cuttbow is a cross between a cutthroat and a rainbow. Theoretically you get the fight of the rainbow with the catchability of the cut. Physical characteristics vary greatly depending on strain but most have the red throat of the cut. They were planted in Pyramid Lake in the early 70s and were a great fish to catch, but the tribe opted to return to the more native pure cutthroat. I believe the crosses are sterile therefore no natural reproduction.

01-29-2007, 03:47 PM
They can still reproduce. That's why you can't have rainbows and cutthroat in the same body of water.

01-29-2007, 03:51 PM
They put about 10k of these in Topaz last year and they are a beautiful fish. *They fight with a fury and are great eating but that might have something to do with all the Krill in Topaz.
These fish were planted as sub-catchables so they are esentially wild trout. *Unfortunately, they won't Spawn in the Walker which feeds Topaz.

01-29-2007, 04:33 PM
See how the jawbone extends back past the eye? That's the best way to tell them apart from rainbows.

01-29-2007, 07:07 PM
hey the last photo in that line up what is that fish I caught one that looked alot like that one in ice house last fall. It had very red meat and faught like hell.the dark spots on the photos fish is the most like it but mine had a little red from the gills to tall? :-?

01-29-2007, 07:14 PM
Please correct me if I am wrong but dont they call the fish at Amador Cutbows as well. They are Steelhead, Cutthroat, and Rainbow. Is that a cutbow or is it strictly a Cutthroat, and Rainbow mix?


01-29-2007, 07:16 PM
See how the jawbone extends back past the eye? *That's the best way to tell them apart from rainbows.
As always, the good doctor is a wealth of knowledge.http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5408/1rock1oofi1.gif

01-29-2007, 08:20 PM
Sorry for the hijack all... Those are beautiful trout... thanks for the pic's Troutfan... curious about why they are all looking down... caught a trout trolling at a local lake yesterday and it was the same way.... is this natural? stress? were they looking down when they were hooked? coincidense?
Enquiring minds want to know... ;D

01-29-2007, 09:45 PM
curious about why they are all looking down

I don't know. :-?

There was a recent thread on Amador trout. They are a particular strain of rainbow. They did stock cuttbows in the past.

Cuttbows are male cutthroat crossed with female rainbows. The opposite are called bowcutts.

01-29-2007, 10:02 PM
bowcutts... I like rainthroats better ;D

01-30-2007, 02:38 AM
These are referred to as Bowcutts by the Nevada DFG. I heard once that if the fish are looking down when they are feeding it takes awhile for their eyes to shift.

01-30-2007, 09:49 AM
Thank you everyone that helps

01-31-2007, 08:37 AM
Several were planted in Lake Siskiyou some years back, you can't keep them off of your hook if trolling. ;)