With up to four whole genome duplications, the trout genome is one of the most complex in the animal kingdom. For this reason SNP discovery in Rainbow Trout remains a difficult task due to the abundance of paralogous genes and repetitive sequence. One strategy of SNP discovery is to throw out paralogous sequence by aligning sequence to a genome, but without a sequenced genome, trout researchers are unable to utilize such a strategy. With the abundance of trout paralogs this strategy would likely limit the number of genes where SNPs could be detected anyway. For these reasons a different approach was developed to identify SNPs in paralogs from cDNA produced using next generation sequencing. Validation was performed on a subset of the predicted SNPs using genomic DNA. This approach may be useful to researchers studying expression of paralogs or to researchers studying organisms with whole genome duplications.