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2008-06-24 02:29:44

By Terry Karkos RILEY TOWNSHIP - An experiment in a far-flung corner of the Sunday River Watershed could lead to sweeping changes for Western Maine streams. Last fall, the Androscoggin River Watershed Council, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered to try to restore habitat for native brook trout and control erosion. The group secured a $23,000 federal grant to study brook trout ecology and conservation in headwater...

2008-06-22 15:00:10

"The legend of the trout's sagacity ... arises from man's conceit. If the trout can outwit us, the lords of creation, he must be superior to us in cunning." -P.B.M. Allan "You want to fish the deadwater Friday," Gifford said. "I was thinkin we could try that in the morning and then maybe catch the evening rise on the river," he added as an enticement. "Friday's good for me, Giff. Let's do it!" I said. One of my favorite fishing partners, Gifford Stevens of Bradley, is a skilled angler...

2008-06-19 15:00:18

By JOHN HOLYOKE Spend a few hours in a boat with a good Maine guide and you soon realize that there's a big difference between them and you. Yes, you may spend a lot of time fishing. Yes, you may know plenty about the fish you pursue. And yes, if you sit back and pay attention, you'll learn more in a guide's on-water classroom than you would have thought imaginable. When you think about it, that makes perfect sense. After all, if you spend a weekend or two a month on the water - or...

2008-06-17 00:00:15

By John McCoy The recent cicada emergence in parts of West Virginia has triggered a feeding frenzy for fish. With zillions of big, clumsy chunks of protein splashing to the water's surface, it doesn't take even the dumbest fish long to figure out that the critters are good to eat. Matt Yeager, the superintendent at Beech Fork State Park, said that even carp and catfish have gotten in on the act. "It's the darnedest thing," he said. "A cicada will fall to the water, and WHOOSH! A carp...

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2008-05-15 09:35:00

Seabirds must switch to less nutritious terrestrial prey or go hungryYou might think that stocking the Great Lakes with things like trout and salmon would be good for the herring gull. The birds often eat from the water, so it would be natural to assume that more fish would mean better dining. But a new report published in the April journal of Ecology by the Ecological Society of America says that the addition of species such as exotic salmon and trout to the area has not been good for the...

2008-01-09 06:00:14

ON BISCAYNE BAY, Fla. _ Believe it or not, some of the best sea trout fishing in South Florida is in the heart of Miami. Despite all the people and pollution, North Biscayne Bay still has some lush beds of sea grass that support a healthy population of sea trout. As long as you don't mind the traffic on the roads and on the water, the bay is the place to be if you're looking to take home a limit of trout now that the season is open after a two-month closure. Getting to the boat ramp at...

2007-12-10 06:00:14

By Dan Howley, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Dec. 10--They don't have little mittens for their fins and they don't have scarves or gill muffs, but we don't have to feel sorry for the millions of freshwater fish that live out the winter in frigid water under a canopy of ice. Adapting to the radical changes our severe Northeast winters impose on their habitat comes as naturally to fish as jumping from a weed bed to snatch an unsuspecting insect from the glassy surface of a pond on an August...

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2007-09-13 15:30:00

By LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON - Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals ... baby trout? Japanese researchers put a new spin on surrogate parenting as they engineered one fish species to produce another, in a quest to preserve endangered fish. Idaho scientists begin the next big step next month, trying to produce a type of salmon highly endangered in that state - the sockeye - this time using more plentiful trout as surrogate parents. The new method is "one of the best things that has happened...

2007-08-12 09:14:34

By Al Jones, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 12--August and September are the dog days of summer. And with football gearing up and the heat rising, barrier island fishing is often overlooked. Granted, people still venture to their favorite near-shore spots around harbors or reefs for redfish, speckled trout, white trout and ground mullet. But after 9 a.m., finding shade becomes the top priority. The temperatures can jump from 78 to beyond 90 in less than an hour. Drinking plenty of...

2006-04-24 19:06:36

SALT LAKE CITY -- A disease that can deform trout, cause them to chase their own tail and eventually lead to their starvation will get special attention this year from legislators, who want to try to reduce its effects on commercial and recreational fisheries. More than a dozen private fish hatcheries have tested positive for whirling disease in Utah since 1991, causing multiple commercial trout facilities to either shut down or be quarantined at a cost of millions of dollars to the...


Latest Trout Reference Libraries

Brown Trout, Salmo trutta
2013-10-15 12:46:40

The Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) is originally a European species of salmonid fish. It includes both purely freshwater populations, referred to Salmo trutta morpha fario and S. trutta morpha lacustris, and anadromous forms referred to as the sea trout, S. trutta morpha trutta. The latter migrates to the oceans for the majority of its life and returns to freshwater only to spawn. The specific handle trutta comes from the Latin trutta, meaning, literally, “trout”. The lacustrine morph of...

Bull Trout, Salvelinus confluentus
2013-10-14 11:44:30

The Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) is a char belonging to the family Salmonidae that is native to North America. Historically, this fish has been known as the “Dolly Varden”, but was reclassified as a separate species in the year 1980. This Bull Trout is listed as a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Like other species of char, the fins of the bull trout have white leading edges. The head and mouth are abnormally large for salmonids, giving it its name. They...

Australian Grayling, Prototroctes maraena
2012-05-22 10:19:18

The Australian Grayling (Prototroctes maraena) is a freshwater fish found in coastal rivers in Tasmania and southeastern Australia. This fish has often been called the Cucumber Mullet or Cucumber Herring due to its cucumber-like odor. This fish is streamlined with a vaguely trout-like shape. It is silver on the flanks and dusky olive on the back, overlain with a golden shine. It can live 2 to 3 years and reach a length of roughly 7.9 inches. It has rarely been recorded up to 5 years of age...

Lake Trout, Salvelinus namaycush
2009-02-16 20:21:04

The Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a species of freshwater char that is found mainly in lakes of Canada, Alaska, and the northern United States. They have been introduced into many other parts of the world including Europe, South America and some parts of Asia. In Canada, about 25% of the Lake Trout population is found in Ontario. However, only 1% of Ontario's lakes contain trout. The Lake Trout has been known to hybridize with Brook Trout, but such hybrids are almost always...

Golden Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita
2009-01-17 20:32:05

The Golden Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita) is a subspecies of the Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). It is also known by the name California Golden Trout and is native to Golden Trout Creek, Volcano Creek and the South Fork Kern River in California. It is most likely found at elevations 10,000 feet above sea level. This subspecies is also commonly placed with other subspecies of rainbow trout known as redband trout. The Golden Trout has flanks with a red, horizontal band along the...

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