Brown Trout Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

Brown Trout

Scientific Name:

Salmo trutta

Diet:

Invertebrates, insects, larvae, small fish, rodents, snails, crayfish, and amphibians

Habitat:

Rivers, streams, and lakes statewide. Brown Trout are the most cover-oriented of all trout.

Spawn:

Mid to lat Fall in gravel redds dug by the female. Eggs are laid, fertilized, and then covered with gravel. Eggs hatch in one to two months.

Distribution:

Cool and cold waters statewide.

Origin:

Native to Europe and western Asia.

Characteristics:

Browns have golden brown hues with yellow. Spawning males are brilliantly splashed with crimson spots circled with blue halos. Upper body is usually profusely covered with large, irregular, dark chocolate spots. It is carnivorous and sports a sharp, strong set of teeth. Can reach considerable size. Tolerates marginal water quality better than most trout.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

May 26, 2001

Length:

32 Inches

Fisherman:

Cody Mortensen

Location:

Jordanelle Reservoir

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

1977

Weight:

33 pounds 10 ounces

Length:

40 Inches

Girth:

25 Inches

Fisherman:

Robert Bringhurst

Location:

Flaming Gorge Reservoir



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