Brown Trout

Salmo trutta

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  • Brown Trout |  Photo: Mark DeVries
  • Brown Trout |  Photo: Mark DeVries
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Basic Information

Other names

von Behr Trout, Loch Leven Trout, German Brown Trout






Brown Trout are generally up to 30 inches in length.


Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) facts, description, habitat, range, pictures and fly fishing tips to help you catch and identify the fish.


Introduced throughout U.S.

What does the Brown Trout look like?

Brown trout have a a olive green body with a yellow/white belly. They have red haloed spots.

How to catch Brown Trout

To pull in a big one head to the Snake River in Idaho.

Brown Trout Facts

Brown Trout are native to Europe but have been widely introduced. They can survive in higher temperature water than most native trout. Brown Trout primarily feed in insects, the bulk being mayflies, caddisflies and midges. While Brown Trout are a great catch for fly fisherman, they are invasive and have been linked to the decline of native trout species and amphibians.

Brown Trout Distribution

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