rainbow trout


Definition of rainbow trout

: a large stout-bodied salmonid fish (Oncorhynchus mykiss synonym Salmo gairdneri) of western North America that is related to the Pacific salmon and is typically greenish above and white on the belly with a pink, red, or lavender stripe along each side of the body and with profuse black dots — compare steelhead

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Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% 0:00 / 3:21 Family fishing brings in a big catch Advertisement Logan Lusk is seen here on Saturday with his daughter bringing in a 14-pound rainbow trout at Cedar Creek Reservoir. 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 Hulking halibut, spectacular salmon and radical rainbow trout are among the shiniest stars, but fishing fun can be found in practically every waterway of the state. Josh Niva, Anchorage Daily News, "Getting your outdoor adventure fix in Southcentral Alaska," 2 May 2018 Over the weekend, the Department of Fish and Wildlife said 1.4 million trout, mostly rainbow trout but also the rare Lahontan cutthroat and California golden trout, were at risk. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Floods hammer Sierra foothills," 26 Mar. 2018 Zauo provides the poles, the bait and, most important of all, the huge tanks filled with rainbow trout, salmon, striped bass and assorted other creatures of the sea and stream. Charles Passy, WSJ, "From Tackle Box to Bento Box, New Japanese Spot Casts Different Approach to Dining," 9 Oct. 2018 By the last weekend in January, Texas Parks and Wildlife employees will have stocked the swimming pool at Dow Park in Deer Park with 500 rainbow trout. Jennifer Michelle Greenberg, Houston Chronicle, "Event featuring 500 trout to make big splash," 7 Jan. 2018 Maile Okamura’s costuming for the five women, translucent dresses with flared skirts in an array of luminous hues, as well as that for the six men, in simple, sleeveless tops and pants in a faint silvery shade, recall the coloring of rainbow trout. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, "A Troupe From Florida and a Piscine World Premiere," 15 Aug. 2018 The East Branch of the Rocky River will receive its first spring stocking of Cleveland Metroparks rainbow trout the week of March 12, weather permitting. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for March 9: Rivers finally in shape, trout cooperating," 9 Mar. 2018 Below the dam, rainbow trout action is good anytime there's moderate flow through the dam--flies, small spinners and spoons and Berkley Trout bait drifted under a bubble float will get them; www.riversideflyshop.com. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Friday Fishing Report," 20 Apr. 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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