cutthroat trout

How come cutthroat arent on your record fish list?

The state record fish program was overhauled in 2016. To offer more opportunities for records, separate cutthroat records are now listed by each sub-species in alphabetical order: 

Bonneville Cutthroat

Lahontan Cutthroat

Westslope Cutthroat

Yellowstone Cutthroat 

Both Certified Weight and Catch/Release Records are available for each subspecies of cutthroat. If you don't see a record for that subspecies, it is because it is still available. Complete record fish program information is available on the IDFG website here:

Trout in unstocked lakes

I've found several alpine lakes in the Sawtooths with cutthroat trout yet the lakes do not appear in the F & G stocking reports for any year; they're called "unnamed lake" on the Idaho FishMap and no stocking record is given. In some cases, the lakes are not connected by creeks to any other lakes. Can I assume these lakes were stocked "back in the day" before records were kept and the fishery has reproduced naturally since? Or is there a super-secret stocking report only available to F & G employees (just kidding)?

Cutthroat trout in Baptie lake?

Historically, Baptie lake, near Goat and Betty lakes in the copper basin area, has produced very large cutthroat trout. This lake produces cutts in the 28-30 inch class and i noticed their numbers have dwindled over the past ten years. This lake has not been stocked with cutts since 1989. This is an amazing fishery. Very few alpine lakes are capable of producing trout this size. Why has the stalking of cutthroat trout stopped? Why is the potential of this lake being ignored and used to host tiny greyling and goldens?