brown trout


Definition of brown trout 

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

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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 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., "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 Flyfishing: The pristine Upper San Joaquin River is a pretty trout stream where flyfishers can catch and release the grand slam of trout fishing: golden, rainbow, brook and brown trout on the same day. Tom Stienstra,, "Trails, camps, lakes open for summer in Land of Muir," 17 June 2018 Chevelon Canyon Lake is known for trophy-size rainbow and brown trout. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Cool off this summer at these lakes near Payson," 8 June 2018

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1726, in the meaning defined above

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