brown trout


Definition of brown trout

: a speckled European trout (Salmo trutta) widely introduced as a game fish

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Fisheries managers responded over time with stocking cuts, including a 33% chinook stocking cut in Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan in 2013 and 50% or greater cuts in brown trout and lake trout in 2017. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The DNR has proposed increases in chinook stocking, and there's still time to weigh in," 14 Sep. 2019 The lake records include a 39-inch, 26-pound mackinaw and a 31-inch, 13-pound brown trout. Tom Stienstra,, "Sierra campgrounds, lodges open for summer on Highway 88," 4 July 2019 The Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan have earned a reputation as a world-class brown trout fishery. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Alewife hit a record low in Lake Michigan in 2017," 21 Feb. 2018 In response to lobbying by the Wisconsin Lakeshore Business Association and comments from some anglers, the DNR opted to hold chinook stocking level and reduce brown trout and lake trout numbers. 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 Fully upright for the most part, Mr. Ferrell has fished for stripers in Connecticut, brown trout in Missouri and bass in Tennessee. John Clarke, WSJ, "The New Fishing Vessel of Choice? Stand-Up Paddleboards," 15 Aug. 2018 In 2017, chinook consumed 47 kilotonnes of forage fish, compared to 21 for steelhead, 19 for lake trout, 8 for brown trout and 4 for coho, according to the report. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake Michigan chinook and alewife are near the desired balance, a new report says," 28 Mar. 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 Catches of rainbow trout have been excellent, sprinkled with the occasional giant mackinaw or brown trout. Tom Stienstra,, "High Sierra paradise for free (and for sale)," 21 June 2018

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1726, in the meaning defined above

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