Brook Trout (outlying)

Brook Trout (outlying)
Salvelinus Fontinalis
Michigan
Eastern brook trout, speckled trout, native, spotted trout, speckled charr, brook charr, salter, coaster, squaretail, brookie, aurora trout, and mountain trout; French: truite mouchet┼Że
Brook trout are identified by having an elongated and compressed body, a squarish tail and wormlike markings on the back and head. Their color is dark green or brown on their back, lighter colored on their sides, and silvery to white on their belly. They have many light spots on their sides along with red spots surrounded by bluish halos. The lower fins are red with a characteristic white leading edge followed by a black border.
Brook Trout (outlying)
Brook Trout (outlying)
Brook Trout (outlying)
Brook Trout (outlying)
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Native to northeastern North America from the east coast to Minnesota north to Hudson Bay and the North Atlantic Ocean. These trout have been introduced into many parts of western North America, South America (including the Falkland Islands), New Zealand, Asia, and many parts of Europe. Brook Trout are found along the Lake Michigan shoreline from Sheboygan north.
Spawining takes place around October and November. The female makes the next as the males defends the territory. The eggs hatch after 50-150 days depending on water temperatures. The colder the water the longer it takes.

State Brook Trout (outlying) Records:

  • Wisconsin State Record:
    10 lbs 1 ozs caught on Lake Michigan on June 8, 1999.