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For Stream and River anglers who fish trout, it is arguably the prettiest freshwater fish caught in the most beautiful natural settings that trout inhabit in North America. Trout enthusiast pursue four major species: Brook Trout often called speckled trout are considered the easiest to catch. Cutthroat Trout live mainly in the West named by the reddish orange slash marks on their throat. Rainbow and Brown Trout are found both in rivers/streams and the Great Lakes. All stream and river trout require cold well-oxygenated moving water to survive throughout the year. Whether you’re a fly fisherman or a conventional angler using live bait or spinners, catching trout is as much as a religion as a sport.
The world record Brook Trout was caught in 1916 on the Nipigon River Ontario, Canada at 14lbs 8oz. The Brown Trout was caught in 1992 on the Little Red River Arkansas at 40lbs 4 oz. The Cutthroat Trout was caught in 1925 on Pyramid Lake, Nevada at 41lbs. The Rainbow Trout was caught in 1970 on Bell Island, Alaska at 42lbs 2 oz.
Here are some trout fishing tips and articles in helping you catch more fishing stream/river trout:
Trout Fishing Guidelines for Streams and Rivers By Red Childress
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Chasing trout in small rivers and creeks is fairly easy if you are following the stocking truck to its’ next destination. Many savvy trout anglers enjoy the craft of hunting wild or holdover trout, which are much more difficult to catch on a consistent basis than the freshly stocked “hatchery” trout. When I am not chasing the elusive muskellunge on the Allegheny River, I really enjoy fishing for big browns, rainbows and brook trout. Targeting stream/river trout can be very rewarding, if you are prepared to follow a few proven techniques. Hopefully, this article will help you become a more successful trout fisherman on streams and rivers.