There are many different species of trout found in the different parts of North America, these species include rainbow, spotted, lake trout, brown trout and many others both living in fresh and salt water. Fishing for brown trout is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon on the boat or from shore, it’s time to load up the tackle box with the proper fishing gear and see how many of these different species you can catch.
Brown trout live in smaller bodies of freshwater, adult brown trout have a brown or olive-black back, with lighter side colorings and a white belly. The maximum weight of these species is up to 44 pounds however this is only in larger bodies of water. These species tend to live a long time, an average of 10-12 years and it’s been reported that some live up to 18 years. Younger brown trout feed on insects primarily, an older brown trout feeds on bigger fish including whitefish, suckers, shad, and even other trout.
Using a lighter line when fishing for brown trout creates less friction with the water and slices through so that your line goes down to the bottom without having lots of line out. It is important to use a smaller lure because these fish are not a very big species and you want to choose a lure that will attract their attention. By using a lighter line and a smaller lure it will allow anglers to cast deeper into the water where these brown trout live during the summer months. Brown trout live in the deeper and cooler areas and depending on the season they swim deeper into the river or lake. Just after the ice melts they are about 10ft from the surface, mid spring they will be about 35 to 45 feet deep and in summer about 50ft to 60ft deep.
There are many way to find out information about the brown trout species including talking to other anglers or watching fishing videos online. With many different locations to find these freshwater fish, it’s time to try your luck and head out for a day on the water this summer.
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