brown trout

noun

Definition of brown trout 

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

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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, SFChronicle.com, "High Sierra paradise for free (and for sale)," 21 June 2018 The lower ends of rivers like the Snake, the Boise, the Payette and even storied streams like Silver Creek could end up too warm for brown trout and other species. Rocky Barker, idahostatesman, "Northwest rivers are warming. And that may threaten your favorite fishing spot | Idaho Statesman," 7 May 2018 The water levels are back to normal at Wallace Lake in Berea, where there are plenty of rainbow trout, bass and even the odd coho salmon and brown trout to catch. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for May 11: Western Lake Erie walleye fishing drawing crowds," 11 May 2018 Lees Ferry also is popular with anglers who come for the rainbow and brown trout. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Lees Ferry: Gateway to Grand Canyon rafting and the Colorado River," 9 July 2018 Along with channel catfish, the lake is stocked with rainbow trout, rock bass, bass carp, brown trout and brown bullhead. Sean Quinton, The Seattle Times, "‘Oh my god’: Giant 45-pound catfish caught in Green Lake," 19 June 2018

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1726, in the meaning defined above

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