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Fish Species

Freshwater native and non-native fish species present currently and/or historically, determined from the PISCES database (Feb. 26, 2014).  Some species, such as salmon or steelhead, may no longer be present upstream of dams that lack fish passage.

Yes/No corresponds to California native species

Bluegill

Lepomis macrochirus
No

Thumbnail. Bluegill approximately 15 cm (6”) long. Location: Leonard Lake, California Date: 8/6/2008 Photo: Lisa Thompson

Brook Trout

Salvelinus fontinalis
No

Thumbnail. Brook trout, captured in Lassen Creek, Modoc County, CA, on 8 July 2007. Photo by Dave Giordano

Brown Trout

Salmo trutta
No

Thumbnail. Brown trout, approximately 20 cm (8”) long. Location: Deer Creek, California Date: 6/21/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano

Coastal Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus
Yes

Thumbnail. Rainbow trout, 18 cm (7”) long. Location: Deer Creek, California (Yuba River basin). Date: 6/21/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano.

Golden Shiner

Notemigonus crysoleucas
No

Thumbnail. Golden shiner, caught in Iron Gate Reservoir, California on 12 May 2009 by Teejay O'Rear. Photo by Amber Manfree.

Green Sunfish

Lepomis cyanellus
No

Thumbnail. Green sunfish with measurements Location: Leonard Lake, California Date: 8/6/2008 Photo: Lisa Thompson

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