Bull Trout Comparison to Other Fish

See illustrations and learn the differences between bull trout and other types of fish that live in similar habitats. Once you learn the differences test your ID skills in the bull trout ID quiz.

Here is a list of other fish that share habitat with bull trout. These identification tips are designed to make unintentional poaching a thing of the past and allow wildlife biologists to help bull trout increase in number. When in doubt, it is always safest to release a fish that might be a bull trout.

The quickest and easiest way to identify a bull trout is by the dorsal fin. If there is NO BLACK - PUT IT BACK.