In 1932, University of Washington graduate, Lauren Donaldson began a selective breeding program to create a "Super Trout". His goal was to produce a fish with enhanced size, strength, faster maturity rate, and superior reproductive processes than it's natural counterpart. The conclusion of this program, in 1944, was the development of the Donaldson Trout. (In an additional program, Donaldson went on to develop a superior breed of salmon now known as the Donaldson Salmon.)

Natural trout mature in 4 years and weigh in around 1.5 pounds. The Donaldson Trout matures in two years and weighs in at a whopping 10 pounds! These superior trout thrive at Lake Amador. The fight these fish put up will thrill any angler!