Fishing for Rainbow trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss
471K logged catches • 2.8M followers

A very popular P&T (put and take) species. They become more active in colder weather. It's the fly fishermen’s delight as it takes a fly readily, leaps often, and fights hard.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type

Saltwater / Freshwater / Mixed

Common depth

1 ft - 656 ft

Common length

24 in

Maximum age

11 years

IUCN Status

Not evaluated

Threat to humans

Potential pest

Source: Fishbase

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