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Arctic Grayling
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Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
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Brook Trout
Brown Bullhead
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Chinook Salmon
Coho Salmon
Common Carp
Creek Chubsucker
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Flathead Catfish
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Green Sunfish
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Kokanee
Lake Chubsucker
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
Sacramento Perch
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Spotted Sucker
Spotted Tilapia
Steelhead
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Threadfin Shad
White Bass
White Catfish
White Crappie
White Perch
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch

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Brown Trout
A close relative of the Atlantic salmon, brown trout were brought to North American waters from Europe. Brown trout have thrived in America, having been introduced into 45 of the 50 states.  They are one of the more popular trout species, possibly due their reputation as a more difficult fish to catch, and in part due to their higher tolerance for warmer waters than other trout species.
 
Brown trout are frequently dark to golden brown along the back, sometimes with brassy appearance. Their yellowish sides are marked with dark brown to black spots, mixed with orange to red spots often haloed in pale blue. The belly is typically whitish. Breeding males often develop a hooked jaw. 
 
Brown trout spawn are fall spawners, starting in late October, sometimes extending into December. Redds are typically dug by the females in gravelly riffles. After the eggs are fertilized the female covers them with fine gravel, then fry hatch the following spring. The diet of adult brown trout includes insects and their larvae, crustaceans, mollusks, amphibians, small rodents and other fish.  Brown trout often actively feed during the day, as long as they are undisturbed. Larger fish typically become more active at night. 

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Brown Trout Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Rocky Mountain National Park Waters Added 05.17.14 by Tom McInerney
Blog: People are Starting to Come Outside 04.14.14 by Alan Peak
Blog: Trouting from a Kayak 12.30.13 by Brady Garrett
Blog: Dream Stream Report 10.15.13 by Dan Courtright
Blog: Survey Says! Trout Trout Trout 05.14.13 by Ben Swigle
Blog: Cache la Poudre: Fishing after the fire 04.25.13 by Ben Swigle
Blog: Boomerang Tool Co. Grip 11.07.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Kokes R Us 10.28.12 by Shane DuBois
Blog: DIY No Drill Removable Kayak Fish FInder 09.29.12 by Joshua Christensen
California Brown Trout Photos by Fish Explorer Members
by LaRue - Nice Truckee brown following release. by Toad Wrangler - by Toad Wrangler - by Toad Wrangler - by Toad Wrangler - by Toad Wrangler - by BeastModeVet -