Fishing for Brown trout

Salmo trutta
198K logged catches • 1.5M followers

It is a prime target of fly fishermen as trout have a pretty broad diet spectrum, everything from tiny nymphs to fish, frogs and mice. Trout can rapidly change colour, getting darker when being aggressive, lighter when being submissive or in response to changing background colour. They typically get dark brown or yellow with prominent spots before and during spawning. They are sensitive to temperature, the optimal temperature is 52F° (+11C°). That's why they are found shallow in early spring, and deeper during the summer.

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Water type

Saltwater / Freshwater / Mixed

Common depth

2 ft - 92 ft

Common length

28 in

Common weight

3.3 lbs

Maximum age

32 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Threat to humans

Potential pest

Source: Fishbase

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