Colorado 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...
The brown trout was first brought into this state in the 1890s land is now abundant from high mountain streams to broad rivers flowing onto the plains. These fish can be difficult to catch, but many anglers have good success during their fall spawning runs. A large dark spotting pattern and reddish dots can help anglers distinguish these fish from rainbows and cutthroats.
Above courtesy of Colorado Division of Wildlife
Kept 36.4 inches, 30 lb 8 oz
Released 38 inches
Qualifying length for a Colorado Master Angler Award for Brown Trout is 22 inches.