brook trout


Definition of brook trout

: the common speckled cold-water char (Salvelinus fontinalis) of North America

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The brook trout has been decimated because of ecological stresses. Peter Cary, Washington Post, "Budding scientists try to revive Virginia’s once-thriving brook trout," 28 Apr. 2018 Smoked brook trout, mutton, an endive salad, a Margaux open on the sideboard. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Wine Lover’s Summer Reading List," 15 Aug. 2018 Rainbows, Kokanee and brook trout make excellent keepers, while bull trout are protected and big Mackinaws are better off released. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Warm Lake offers chance to beat the heat, catch some fish near Cascade," 9 July 2018 So far, the votes have been for crappie, catfish and Kokanee (best tasting); rainbow trout, brown trout and brook trout (best looking); and largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and saltwater permit (best overall). Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "His new fishing buddy is here, now how is he going to find time to get on the water?," 14 May 2018 Fishing for cutthroat, rainbow and brook trout is seemingly everywhere. John Nelson,, "Beartooth Highway is fearsome fun, whether you're driving it or skiing it," 18 May 2018 Lakers are related to brook trout and this specimen's colors were living proof. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: There's no point in rushing when there's a big laker on the line," 28 Apr. 2018 Jane was an avid brook trout fisherman, navigating slippery rocks with her sister Gyp well into their late 70s, and a long-distance walker well into her 90s., "Jane C. Powers," 12 Apr. 2018 Trolling with custom spoons on leadcore or at depths from 25 to 35 feet has produced up to 60 rainbow and brook trout to 3 pounds. sacbee, "Fishing line: Lake Tahoe is full, the Delta is dirty and several rivers close | The Sacramento Bee," 9 Apr. 2018

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1820, in the meaning defined above

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