The rivers and lakes that are home to the largest Brown Trout in North American

The rivers and lakes that are home to the largest Brown Trout in North American

The majority of large brown trout from North America are from the great lakes or the surrounding tributaries. There are also sizeable populations of large brown trout in tailwaters located throughout Arkansas. In this article, I will discuss what makes these fisheries special and will highlight some of the largest trout caught from them. The…

How to swim down rapids, what to do if you lose your footing when wading?

How to swim down rapids, what to do if you lose your footing when wading?

There is plenty of articles on how to wade and cross rivers safely. There is also plenty of advice that explains how to stay out of trouble. I have even written one such article here. But spend enough time wading, or floating down rivers, and sooner or later you will end up in the drink….

Can you keep pet trout in an aquarium
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Can you keep pet trout in an aquarium

While it is possible to keep trout in an aquarium they are certainly a challenging fish to keep alive. Trout require large (200 gallons minimum), chilled tanks filled with clean, highly oxygenated water ideally with current. Trout are large fish that like to jump. They are not easy to keep in aquariums and beginners should…

Heatwaves and trout fishing

Heatwaves and trout fishing

Another summer, another heatwave is hitting the Pacific North West. Temperatures over 110 are being predicted for the interiors of Oregon and Washington states. Globally this is not an isolated occurrence, with newsworthy heatwaves hitting northern Europe earlier in the summer. I am not going to discuss the heatwaves in general. Other websites are more…

Catching Trout in Heavily Overgrown Streams (6 hints)

Catching Trout in Heavily Overgrown Streams (6 hints)

It was a warm summer’s day, as I crawled up under the overhanging willow branches. Casting was impossible due to the thick vegetation. I took a glimpse over the bank, and, sighted almost within arm’s reach a large feeding brown trout. I unhooked my fly, a size 16 pheasant tail, and slowly moved my rod…

Quick guide to find ‘hidden’ access tracks to public fishing spots

Quick guide to find ‘hidden’ access tracks to public fishing spots

Some access tracks are really easy to find, they are paved, and there nice big signs to direct everyone in the right direction. Other times, access tracks are very well hidden. The locals who know about them want to keep it that way. Sometimes the first 3 or 4 yards on the roadside are uncut,…

The American States Where Native Trout  Live

The American States Where Native Trout Live

Which states have native rainbow trout? Native populations of rainbow trout are found throughout the states which drain into the Pacific Basin. These include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The only pacific state that does not have native trout is Hawaii. Outside of the United States,…