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Brook Trout in Alberta (Salvelinus Fontinalis)

Brook Trout

Brook Trout Identification

  1. marbled pattern
  2. white leading edge on the pectoral, pelvic, and anal fins
  3. no black or brown spots on the head
  4. distinctive sprinkling of red dots

Brook Trout Description

In Alberta, brook trout were introduced in the early 1900s. They are more common in eastern provinces. They can be found moderately throughout all of Alberta and are included in the Alberta stock program.

Quick Facts About Brook Trout

  • Zones: ES1, ES2, ES3, ES4 | PP1, PP2 | NB2, NB3 | BNF, JSP, WTL
  • Diet: flies, small fish, crustaceans, invertebrates, amphibians
  • Habitat: rivers, lakes, cool clean water, require narrow pH levels
  • Breeding: October
  • Alberta Record: 12lb 14.3oz
  • Life Span: 5 years
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