West Slope Cutthroat:
Black spots scattered on the front and back of the body, and on the back and tailfin. Also look for a red “cutthroat” mark under the lower jaw.
Shiny silver scales, small mouth on the bottom of the head, and a forked tailfin. Younger whitefish are often food for trout and salmon.
Watch for pink spots with blue halos on the sides of the fish, black lines on the pelvic and pectoral fins, and mottled dorsal fins.
Known as the “landlocked sockeye,” this fish stays its whole life in fresh water. Kokanee have a bluish-black top, silver sides, and a white stomach.
Look for small, irregular black spots on top of a pinkish-red stripe on their sides and on the tailfin.