Brown trout

The Brown Trout, also known as Salmo trutta, is a species predominantly found natively in the waters of Europe and Asia. They eat insects, worms, larvae, shellfish, and other small fish. They nest in shallow, rocky areas with gravel from Greece, Estonia, the British Isles, etc., and are distinguishable by the spots on their bodies.


These lake-dwelling creatures maintain a dorsal fin with a wide square tongue imprisoned by 11?12 large teeth. The adults can weigh over 8 lbs. Their scales are brownish in color, with brown or black spots adorning their bodies. Males have larger heads than females, and their sails are not forked.

Habitat and Lifestyle

The Brown Trout is usually found on every continent except Antarctica’s deep streams and cold lakes. Where the current blows, they flock with a protective cover that appears as if they are tree branches or roots hanging from above.

Some adult trout fish can be found away from freshwater and in the ocean, while others live in freshwater throughout their lives. They devour prey along the trenches of the waterways in North & South America.

Finding and Catching

This fish can be caught from an inflatable boat or kayak.

Brown Trout is a significant target for fishers and can be caught using any angling method. It can be easily scared by the bait or fly used, so extra care should be taken while fishing.

Although they are native to Asian and European waters, they are still found across the globe, from Scandinavia and Canada to Africa and New Zealand. They are found mainly in the USA’s Great Lakes area, including the Mississippi River’s drainage systems and the Pacific coast.

Peak Season

Brown Trouts prefer springtime over a temperature of 50-65 degrees Fahrenheit in the tributary streams during September-October. They also adapt to nearby stream outlets during the late summer or early fall season.

Best Bait

Some baits that can be used to catch the Brown Trout include:

  • Jigs
  • Flies
  • Insects