The Best Big Trout Water

January 3, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“There are many trout waters in the West that contain rainbow and brown trout in the five-pound range, and many other waters with two- to three-pound cutthroat. But when you’re after browns and rainbows of eight pounds and above, and cutthroat over five pounds–what I call big trout–your have far fewer options.” Bernie Taylor, author of Big Trout: How and Where to Target Trophies (The Lyons Press, 2002, 288 pages), lists the best places target outsized trout in the U.S. West. On WestFly.com.