brook trout


Definition of brook trout

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

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And brook trout, confined until now to the Third Herring tributaries because dam activity made the brook too warm, have recently been seen in the brook. John Laidler,, "For dam on Hanover/Norwell line, the days are numbered," 4 July 2019 Still others are known for good fishing, with plentiful brook trout, panfish and smallmouth bass, or geographic quirks like miniature peninsulas and beaches ideal for bird-watching and landscape photography. Zach Montague, New York Times, "An Adirondack Wilderness All Your Own," 22 July 2019 How tranquil and Zen-like until the moment was broken by the explosive strike of a colorful brook trout. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: High country gratifying regardless of reason," 15 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of brook trout

1820, in the meaning defined above

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