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2008-08-08 18:00:21

TROUT fishing on the River Trothy has been badly hit by the serious pollution of a tributary at Llantilio Crossenny, near Abergavenny. Environment Agency Wales is investigating the pollution that has wiped out an estimated 20,000 fish and taken out the population available to spawn over the next few years. It will be many years before the local brown trout population re- establishes itself without aid from re-stocking. Also killed were lampreys, eels and bullheads - all important...

2008-08-04 12:00:00

By Andrew Weeks, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Aug. 4--Sometimes nature can use a little boost. High water levels and faster flows along parts of the Snake River -- such as the Hagerman stretch below Lower Salmon Falls Dam -- is giving a boost to young steelhead trout and salmon as they make their way to the Pacific Ocean. "That's why the water is up," said Randy McBride, owner of High Adventure River Tours in Hagerman. Water levels along McBride's 10-mile float tour, from...

2008-08-03 09:00:11

By Robert L. Brodie, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 3--For any angler, it's not hard to realize just how unbearable the summer heat can be. When the wind dies out its brutal, and getting to the fishing grounds extremely early, or late in the afternoon, can deliver a bit of relief. However, by fishing on or near the bottom can increase the bite ratio well into the heat of day, a time when many fish will hunker close to the cooler depths. Last week, much time was spent fishing near...

2008-08-01 12:00:41

By Joe Knight, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Aug. 1--NEW AUBURN -- A house wren was chattering somewhere outside the super-size screen porch behind Jim Dahl's rural New Auburn home. It likely is the wren that took over the bluebird house and filled it with sticks. You might have thought he would object, as he is the former county coordinator of the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin, but now he didn't mind. Dahl has been spending most of his time on the porch,...

2008-08-01 09:00:35

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News On its face, the trace amounts of synthetic hormones and "personal care products" found in two popular trout fishing streams in Utah sounds a little like a list made for a stop at the pharmacy or grocery store. The list includes Prozac, Ibuprofen and Deet, along with drugs that control cholesterol, an active ingredient in anti-bacterial soap, an anti-seizure medication and a synthetic hormone used in birth control. And, not available in stores, natural...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By Mark Taylor, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jul. 31--A common "what if?" in fishing concerns the size of fish caught in the summer. The reason is that females are often significantly lighter after the spawning season than before the spawning season in early spring. You can't look at the picture of Harry Townsend (right) with the huge smallmouth bass he caught on July 22 at Smith Mountain Lake and not think about the possibilities. Townsend's fish weighed 6.2 pounds and was just over 25...

2008-07-29 00:00:26

By John McCoy If you tilt your head toward Pocahontas County and listen closely, you can hear the Elk River's nationally famous trout fishing being flushed down 1,950 toilets. The final gurgle at the bottom of the bowl hasn't yet been heard, but a hand is on the lever and is starting to exert pressure. The hand belongs to Scott Milliken, a commissioner for the Pocahontas County Public Service District. At a July 16 meeting, Milliken shocked an audience of Snowshoe Resort landowners when...

2008-07-28 09:01:32

By Nate Poppino, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jul. 28--The Idaho Department of Water Resources is headed for the courtroom. One of three water delivery calls set in front of the department, made by two Magic Valley trout farms, will be appealed to district court following IDWR Director Dave Tuthill's July 11 final order on the call. The move changes the discussion from an administrative setting to one much less likely to be influenced by politics, Randy MacMillan, vice president...

2008-07-27 12:00:28

By Al Jones, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 27--The recent Midwest flood continues to dampen the South Mississippi fishing report, but things are getting better. Toss in Hurricane Dolly making landfall near the Texas/Mexico border, and things should continue to improve through Labor Day. Before Dolly and the arrival of flood waters through the Mississippi River, speckled trout were plentiful from the Louisiana Marsh through Chandeleur Island as well as Cat Island. Chandeleur,...

2008-07-24 18:00:35

By Karl F. Moffatt For The New Mexican State Department of Game and Fish staff are headed back into the Valle Vidal and Vermejo Park this summer for another shot at sterilizing streams to be restocked later with native Rio Grande cutthroat trout. Crews in August will be re-treating about 20 miles of Comanche Creek and its tributaries north of the newly installed fish barrier on Forest Road 1950 near the confluence of Little Costilla Creek, said Kirk Patten, fisheries biologist for 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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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.