How fast does a trout grow?

4/15/11 @ 7:58 AM
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D Big Tuna
D Big Tuna
USER since 10/10/09
So I was looking at some stocking data from the DNR and they have yearling's listed at about 9 inches give or take? They really grow that fast or is that just a term .? I'm assuming ideal conditions, etc. can help them along.

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4/29/11 @ 12:20 AM
steelslr0007
steelslr0007
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Awesome post Greyghost! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

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4/17/11 @ 10:30 AM
theimer
theimer
USER since 12/11/05
that may be true for a great lake trout being 9 in. in one year. i read that brown trout only live up to 5 years.

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4/16/11 @ 11:53 AM
D Big Tuna
D Big Tuna
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Greyghost, Way to funny . You made my day! Big Smile

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4/16/11 @ 11:30 AM
Greyghost
Greyghost
USER since 6/24/01
There ar quite a few things that determine the growth rate of a fish. 1. Who caught it 2. Who was around when it was caught 3. Whether or not a camera was used to record the catch 4. Previous attempts of number 1 to tell about other trophy harvest 5. Distance from place fish was caught to first public watering hole In the absence of reliable witness of good character and sober presence I have seen trout grow 4 to 5 inches in a matter of hours. Without the need to say this but saying it anyway I have never been a party to such shoddy behavior. Wink

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4/16/11 @ 7:03 AM
jeff68
jeff68
USER since 3/15/11
It depends. Steelhead spawn after what 3 yrs of age? Small stream brookies could be easily that old and only 9"

Edited on 4/16/11 7:04 AM
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4/15/11 @ 1:57 PM
trackerrat
trackerrat
USER since 7/12/06
I do know for a fact the fish that get pellets for food grow very fast. So it might be possible for a yearling to reach nine inches.

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