BROWN TROUT

The Brown Trout (Salmo Trutta) is also known by it’s anadromous form the Sea Trout. The Brown Trout is considered to be native to Europe and parts of Asia, but have been planted all over the world as a sport fish. They are usually found in well oxygenated waters (especially in mountain streams) and hold in water where there are undercut banks, submereged rocks, and overhanging vegitation. Browns are oppertunistic feeders in Freshwater feeding on; insects, smaller fish (including other trout), mice, birds, etc.

Time of year: Early Spring through Late Fall

Flies: Dries, Nymphs, Emergers, Streamers

Rod and Reel: 0-5 Weight Rod and Reel depending on the water (6-9 Foot Rod with good action, and WF or DT Floating line)

Locations: Many Mountain Streams throughout the San Gabriel, San Bernardino, and Sierra Mountains.

 Brown Trout

2 comments on this post.
  1. Matthew:

    Thats weird their bellies arent as yellow as the ones I caught up by Bishop , I caught 3 about the same size ,but they had really vivid colors.

  2. Jerry:

    There is quite a range in coloration in SoCal naturalized browns. The fish in this thread exhibits the white-black-golden anal fin, prominent red spots with haloes, and lateral parr markings that this strain keeps through adulthood. In full spawning color, the gold intensifies and fin colors deepen. Sometimes such fish are confused with brook trout. However, the brook trout has predominately light spots on an olive background, and characteristic worm-like markings on the back, and on the dorsal and tail fins. The browns in the Santa Ana River are gorgeous.

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