These trout adapt well to new surroundings and can tolerate less ideal conditions than the brook trout. Like other trout, they require well-oxygenated water and are most active in water temperatures ranging between 54F (12.22C) and 64F (17.78C).
Brown Trout - Salmo Trutta
Spawns:late fall/early winter
Special Traits:transplanted to north America in 1883
Successful hatchery programs have seen this trout’s range spread throughout most of north America.
These trout feed on a variety aquatic insects, leeches, minnows/baitfish, crustaceans and are most active in periods of low light. Fishing at night offers anglers an opportunity to cash-in on the brown’s fondness for some larger food items like frogs and mice as well~beautiful, carnivorous creatures that they are! That said, brown trout are considered by many to be the most difficult trout to catch.