Western Michigan Fly Fishing

Brown Trout

Brown trout, a European relative of the Atlantic salmon, arrived in North America as early as 1883 and were introduced to Wisconsin waters four years later.

These resourceful fish managed well in degraded habitats no longer suitable for brook and other trout. At the same time, the browns proved they could grow faster and live longer than the other kinds of trout. Their reputation as a wary fish that tends to feed at dusk or night may account in part for their durability.

Brown trout have adjusted well to life in Lake Michigan. They spawn in late autumn, sometimes on rocky reefs along shore though they generally prefer the gravelly headwaters of streams.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 September 2008 05:47 )