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VANDERBILT, Mich. _ The smell of rotting fish could take the bark off trees. And to biologists Andrew Nuhfer and Tim Cwalinski, the sight of dozens of brown trout from 16 to 20 inches was infuriating and disheartening.
The lines of anglers waiting to cover prime trout beats bear witness to a need Colorado might someday rise to meet, if anyone heeds a small change in wording of a policy paper wildlife commissioners approved last month. For decades, trout fishers have been growing in number.
By Scott Richardson By Scott Richardsonsrichardson@pantagraph.com J. Balmer of the Twin Cities and his friend Mike Mockler of rural Congerville go trout fishing every spring while their ladies attend a basket-weaving convention in Branson, Mo.
By Donna M. Perry WILTON - Matt Carlson brought his fishing pole back over his right shoulder and cast his line into the calm waters above the Wilson Stream dam Monday morning. The 11-year-old Wilton boy and his friend, Brody Pond, also 11 and of Wilton, were minutes into their fishing jaunt.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Seabirds must switch to less nutritious terrestrial prey or go hungry
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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