Family: Salmonidae

Common Family: The Trout Family

Common Name: Brown Trout

Scientific Name: Salmo trutta


Brown to dark olive base colored fish, with large spots, some of which can be orange, with pale rings. The tale is squared-off rather than slightly forked as is the rainbow and brook trout.

Range and Habitat: 

Brown trout are native to Europe but were introduced to many waters around the state.

Fishing Facts:

Brown trout obtain large sizes as they live longer than the other trout species. Once the brown trout becomes accustomed to its habitat it is one of the more difficult trout to catch. Fly-fishing enthusiasts spent many hours fishing with the goal of catching a trophy sized brown trout.

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