Brook Trout Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

Brook Trout

Scientific Name:

Salvelinus fontinalis

Diet:

Invertebrates, insects, larvae, small fish and zooplankton

Habitat:

Clear cold water, preferable streams/lakes containing aquatic vegetation. Brook Trout are commonly found in cold headwaters.

Spawn:

Early to mid Fall over gravel in lakes and streams. Eggs hatch in about two months

Distribution:

Cool and cold waters statewide

Origin:

Native to eastern United States and Canada

Characteristics:

A char that exhibits a wide range of colors. Olive to blue-gray on the top portion and white on the belly. Red spots with bluish halos are present on the sides. Light wavy marks on the back are a distinguishing feature. White and then black stripes along the forward edges of each of the lower fins. Caudal fin is usually square. Overcrowding can occur due to successful reproduction and low fishing pressure in high elevation habitat.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

December 6, 1997

Length:

23 Inches

Fisherman:

Travis L. Clark

Location:

Boulder Mountain

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

1971

Weight:

7 pounds 8 ounces

Length:

Unknown

Girth:

Unknown

Fisherman:

Milton Taft

Location:

Boulder Mountain



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