Trout for Sale

 
We have Eight (8) different trout species available for your lake, pond or stream - Brook, Brown, Golden, Rainbow, Kamloops Rainbow, Snake Rver Cutthroat, Yellowstone Cutthroat and Tiger Trout. All orders delivered require payment due upon delivery unless other prior arrangements are made with Larry Frandson.  We offer Guaranteed Live Delivery to your waterway at single customer rates of $3.75 per loaded mile inclusive (subjetc to change due to fuel prices). Stocking your fishing grounds with trout is preferred when the water is cooler, though it can really be done safely throughout the year.

If you pick up directly from the hatchery, the Wyoming Game & Fish have specific regulations for the transport of game and fish, which includes proper vehicle signage. We will be happy to assist you with this. We will also, box your fish for transport in your vehicle - box, bag, water and )2 for a 1-2 hour trip. Insulated boxes are $30.00 each. Short haul boxes are $15.00 each. Plastic fish bags are $4.50 each.

 
Brook Trout
Salvenius fontinalis

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Identifying Characteristics

  • Light spots on a dark background
  • Some red or pink spots with blue halos concentrated on lower half of body
  • Lower fins and tail have striking white border offset by black

The brook trout is native to the eastern United States and Canada from Labrador to Georgia and westward to Wisconsin. This species was widely introduced in western United States from the late 1800's until around 1940. The brook trout prefers clean, cold streams and has become well established in the mountain regions throughout most of the state.

The brook trout is a prolific fall spawner. In small streams, it often overpopulates, which may eliminate other trout species and cause the brook trout to remain "stunted" or unable to grow past a relatively small size. Like most stream trout, brook trout's food consists mainly of aquatic insects. Larger brook trout, particularly in lakes often feed on smaller fish.

Brook Trout Pricing (per 100 count):
Please ask about volume discounts

Fingerlings 3-5 inch $170.00  /  5-7 inch   $240.00  /  7-9 inch   $320.00   /   9-11 inch   $430.00   /   12-14 inch   $540.00

Jumbo - Over 14 inch   *Call for Pricing

 

Brown Trout
Salmo trutta

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Identifying Characteristics

  • General lack of spots on the tail
  • Light colored "halos" around the dark spots
  • May have some red or orange spots
  • Orange tint along belly
  • Small scales
  • Distinguished from brook trout by dark spots on a light background versus light spots on a dark background for brook trout

The brown trout is an originally European species of salmonid fish. Brown trout have been widely introduced into suitable enviroments around the world. The first introductions into the United States started in 1883 when Fred Mather, a New York pisciculturist and angler, under the authority of the U.S. Fish Commisioner, Spencer Baird, obtained brown trout eggs from Lucius von Behr, president of the German Fishing Society.

Brown Trout can live 20 years, but as with Atlantic salmon, a high proportion of males die after spawning. They are active both by day and by night and are opportunistic feeders. Their diets frequently include invertebates from the streambed, other fish, frogs, mice, birds, and insects flying near the water's surface. Freshwater brown trout range in colour from largely silver with relatively few spots and a white belly, to the more well known brassy brown cast fading to creamy white on the fish's belly, with medium-sized spots surrounded by lighter halos.

Brown Trout Pricing (per 100 count):
Please ask about volume discounts

Fingerlings 3-5 inch $170.00  /  5-7 inch   $240.00  /  7-9 inch   $320.00   /   9-11 inch   $430.00   /   12-14 inch   $540.00

Jumbo - Over 14 inch   *Call for Pricing

 

Golden Rainbow Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss 

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Identifying Characteristics

  • Golden flanks with red, horizontal bands along the lateral lines on each side
  • Vetrical, dark oval marks on each side
  • Dorsal, lateral and anal fins have white leading edges

The golden rainbow trout is a gold-orange rainbow trout raised under artificial conditions and stocked as a novelty for angling sport. The golden rainbow was developed from one fish, a single female trout with genetic mutation that gave her a mixed golden and normal rainbow trout coloration. She was found in the West Virginia hatchery system in 1954. Through selective breeding with regularly marked rainbow trout, an all-gold, golden rainbow trout was developed. In 1963, the fish strain was popularized as the "West Virginia Golden Trout." Pennsylvania and other states hybridized the pure strain of the West Virginiagolden trout with normal rainbows and produced palomino trout, which were true genetic palominos. Palomino trout were first stocked in Pennsylvania in 1967. Since then, the genetic strain in Pennsylvania has weakened, but in recent years the hybrid was selectively bred back closer to the stronger, better colored golden rainbow trout. Although palominos were stocked as both average-sized and large trout, today's golden rainbow is raised only to trophy size for anglers and stocked throughout the state.

 

The golden rainbow trout is a different species than the golden trout (Oncorhynchus aguabonita) of some California streams. In fish hatcheries, the rainbow trout has ocasionally produced other unusual genetic mutations, such as the blue rainbow trout, whose body is sky blue.

Golden Rainbow Trout Pricing (per 100 count):
Please ask about volume discounts

Fingerlings 3-5 inch $250.00  /  5-7 inch   $350.00  /  7-9 inch   $450.00   /   9-11 inch   $580.00   /   12-14 inch   $695.00

Jumbo - Over 14 inch   *Call for Pricing

 

 

Rainbow Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss

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Identifying Characteristics

  • Uniform black spots
  • White tips on fins
  • May have a faint red or orange slash on lower jaw

Rainbow trout are native to the Pacific Coast and have been introduced widely to Wyoming. The rainbow, like the cutthroat is a Spring spawner. Since these two species are fairly close relatives, hybridization often occurs. Because of this, rainbow are no longer being stocked in waters containing native populations of cutthroat trout.

Rainbows prefer cool, clear water, either streams or lakes, with maximum water temperatures below seventy degrees Fahrenheit. Food of the rainbow trout in lakes is mainly plankton, but they also eat aquatic insects, snails, crayfish and freshwater shrimp. Larger rainbow prey on small fish. The primary food in streams is aquatic insects.

Rainbow Trout Pricing (per 100 count):
Please ask about volume discounts

Fingerlings 3-5 inch $150.00  /  5-7 inch   $210.00  /  7-9 inch   $280.00   /   9-11 inch   $380.00   /   12-14 inch   $480.00

Jumbo - Over 14 inch   *Call for Pricing

 
 
Kamloops Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss kamloops

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Identifying Characteristics

  • Uniform black spots
  • White tips on fins
  • May have a faint red or orange slash on lower jaw

The Kamloops trout is a local variety of the rainbow trout, a fish in the Salmonidae family. From its native range in British Columbia, Canada it has been transferred to several other drainages in the United States. It is often considered a part of the broader Columbia River redband trout subspecies.

Kamloops Trout Pricing (per 100 count):
Please ask about volume discounts

Fingerlings 3-5 inch $170.00  /  5-7 inch   $240.00  /  7-9 inch   $320.00   /   9-11 inch   $430.00   /   12-14 inch   $540.00

Jumbo - Over 14 inch   *Call for Pricing

 

 
Snake River Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarkil ssp

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Identifying Characteristics

  • Body is brownish yellow with dull silvery, green or bronze tints
  • Spotting is profuse and of very fine spots covering the body, except the belly which is white
  • Red or orange slash under the jaw
  • Distinguished from other subspecies by its profuse fine spotting
  • Distinguished from rainbow trout by its lack of white tips on its paired fins

The Snake River cutthroat is also called the fine spotted cuttthroat. The native distribution is the Snake River. It is most sought after by anglers in the Jackson, Wyoming area, but is the most widely stocked subspecies outside of its native range. The Snake River cutthroat is the most widely adaptable subspecies of cutthroat trout.

The Snake River cutthroat prefers large rivers, but is widely adaptable to streams and lakes. Cutthroats are Spring spawners. The principal food of the cutthroat is plankton and aquatic insects in lakes, and aquatic insects in streams. Cutthroat over twelve inches, especially Snake River cutthroat, often feed on small fish and crayfish.

Snake River Cutthroat Trout Pricing (per 100 count):
Please ask about volume discounts

Fingerlings 3-5 inch $290.00  /  5-7 inch   $370.00  /  7-9 inch   $460.00   /   9-11 inch   $580.00   /   12-14 inch   $695.00

Jumbo - Over 14 inch   *Call for Pricing

 

 

Tiger Trout
Salmo trutta x Salvelinus fontinalis

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The tiger trout is a sterile hybrid trout produced by fertilizing famale brown trout eggs with male brook trout sperm. Because they are sterile, all of their energy goes toward feeding allowing these fish to grow larger faster. Pound for pound, their aggression and fighting ability surpasses all other trout.

Many fishermen who catch one for the first time are baffled and are not exactly sure what they caught or quickly dismiss this fish as a brook trout. The name 'tiger' stems from the appearance of the adult fish, which have beautiful tiger-like stripes (vermiculations) that cover most of their body. Typically, they are chocolate golden brown with yellow vermiculations, but coloration can sometimes vary. This fish can occasionally occur in the wild in areas with breeding populations of brown and brook trout share the same waters, but these occurences are rare. Most tiger trout are hatchery bred and stocked by the division of fisheries and wildlife.

Tiger Trout Pricing (per 100 count):
Please ask about volume discounts

Fingerlings 3-5 inch $200.00  /  5-7 inch   $280.00  /  7-9 inch   $360.00   /   9-11 inch   $440.00   /   12-14 inch   $560.00

Jumbo - Over 14 inch   *Call for Pricing

 

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout
Onchorhynchus clarkil bouvieri

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Identifying Characteristics

  • Yellowish brown, silvery or brassy bronze, becoming paler toward the belly
  • Spots medium in size, conspicuous, rounded and often concentrated toawrd caudal fin
  • Red or orange slash under the jaw
  • Crimson blush on gill plate
  • Distinguished from other cuttthroats by its large black spots concentrated toward the caudal fin and its drab colors

In Wyoming, the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout is native to the Yellowstone River drainage downstream to the Tongue River, including the Big Horn and Clark's Fork River drainages in Wyoming. It is the most widely recognized subspecies of the cutthroat trout.

Yellowstone's prefer clear, cool streams and rivers, but are also found in ponds and lakes. Food is primarily aquatic insects and terrestrial invertabrates.

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Pricing (per 100 count):
Please ask about volume discounts

Fingerlings 3-5 inch $290.00  /  5-7 inch   $370.00  /  7-9 inch   $460.00   /   9-11 inch   $580.00   /   12-14 inch   $695.00

Jumbo - Over 14 inch   *Call for Pricing

 

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