Rainbow_ Brown And Brook Trout by cmlang


									by: Ronald Moody

Maine fishing has Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout. Trout are an important part of fishing
tradition. Maine trout fishermen and women are enthusiast about the pursuit of the trout. Some
consider trout fishing to be the purest from fishing. The finesse that is required to entice a trout
into striking a fly or lure is what appeals to the soul. But dont worry, trout have endeared the
imagination of the trout fishermen and women for years on end. Pure cold water is key to
survival of the trout, but Rainbow trout are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.

Rainbow trout are known for their tasty pink flesh and beauty and gameness. The Rainbow trout
is a favorite among most fishermen and women anglers. The Rainbow trout appeals to the
properly presented flies, baits and lures. It feeds on small worms, minnows, insects, and
crustaceans. The sport and dinning are two fun things for Rainbow trout anglers.

Originally the rainbow trout was found in the Rockies and west to the pacific ocean and has been
distributed far and wide across the United States. Rainbow trout do better in the north and
northeast, but in isolated areas in the south the Rainbow trout are found as well. In waters that
allow such migration, the rainbow trout will remain in streams until it reaches 6 to 9 in length
and then travel to lakes or oceans where it bulks up and then return to the streams or rivers to

Another trout native to the United States is the Brook trout. Originally found throughout areas
with cold clean water, they like the water that does not exceed 68 degrees. As we humans invade
the cool shady forest areas it causes the water to warm up and the Brook trout are diminishing in
their population. Its primary food source is small crustaceans, mollusks, insects, and other small

Of all trout, Brook trout are the easiest to catch. Amongst places to look for Brook trout fishing
are gravel bottom streams with a moderate current, plenty of ponds and waterfalls which include
rocks and cover. Over hanging trees for shade and attracting insects and offer protection from
preying birds and also are places to look for when fishing for Brook trout.

The trout that can take slightly warmer water are the Brown trout. The brook trout do not like the
warmer water and have taken over some of the fisheries formerly inhabited by the brookies.
Brown trout are much more wary than other trout, which helps ensure their longevity in waters
where other trout are fished out.

The best spots to look for when fishing for Brown trout are quiet water with logs, under cuts in
the banks, over hanging trees and brush, rock shelves. These are Brown trouts favorite hiding
places. Brown trout get to be large in size and become more inclined to feed at night under the
protection of darkness.

The food that the Brown trout likes are crustaceans, worms, insect and minnows. A popular way
to fish for Brown trout is a dry fly. For pan size brown trout, this favorite technique rises well to
the crafty presentation.
This article was posted on November 06, 2006

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