brown trout


Definition of brown trout

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Trout Unlimited’s Guadalupe River Chapter will have its own stockings this season, which will include brown trout as well as rainbows. Matt Wyatt,, "San Antonio area set for rainbow trout," 27 Nov. 2020 So, wildlife agencies are paying $25 a head for every brown trout caught. Mark Olalde, USA TODAY, "Climate Point: Biden to anoint a climate envoy, and GM abandons Trump," 26 Nov. 2020 Eggs of the Western rainbow trout were only shipped to Eastern hatcheries in 1877 and the brown trout didn’t arrive in America from Germany until 1883, so a great void was being filled by the smallmouth before the turn of the century. A.j. Mcclane, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: The “Ferocious” Commuter," 24 Nov. 2020 Tsinigine was one of the first anglers to participate in Arizona’s incentivized harvest of brown trout. Anton L. Delgado, The Arizona Republic, "To protect native fish, agencies put a bounty on brown trout in the Colorado River," 20 Nov. 2020 The hatchery raises brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout and tiger trout, according to hatchery supervisor Chris Martin. Kassi Jackson,, "Where do the fish you catch in Connecticut’s rivers, streams and lakes come from? A glimpse into a day’s work at one local hatchery," 28 Oct. 2020 For the fall 2020 run the DNR is planning to gather 2 million chinook salmon eggs, 1 million brown trout eggs and 900,000 coho salmon eggs. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The DNR is again forced to use its secondary sites to collect salmon eggs for stocking," 13 Sep. 2020 The good news is that the Wisconsin DNR is boosting stocking levels in their waters from 2020 to 2022, increasing salmon numbers 48 percent; steelhead 31 percent; and brown trout to 450,000, a 20-percent boost, based on a recent upturn in preyfish. Steve Quinn, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Guide to Fishing the Great Lakes this Summer," 18 June 2020 Big brown trout and rainbow gorging themselves at the surface. John Merwin, Field & Stream, "How to Fish for Trout During the Summer Trico Hatch," 23 June 2020

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First Known Use of brown trout

1726, in the meaning defined above

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4 Dec 2020

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“Brown trout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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