Brown Trout in Alberta (Salmo Trutta)
Brown Trout Identification
- darker black/red spots down the backside
- few/no spots on tail
- Red spots with pale halos around them
Brown Trout Description
Brown Trout are not native to Alberta but were introduced in 1925 when a truck carrying 45,000 fingerlings broke down. The driver released his cargo into the nearest stream which lead the fish to the Bow River -- which is now world renowned for Brown Trout fishing. Despite their unintended entrance into Alberta they are a part of the Alberta stock program and are now found moderately throughout the Eastern Slopes of Alberta.