IGFA has offered a special award to those anglers that have caught seven different species of trout in their lifetimes.
Brook Trout Fishing Information
Brook trout are not true members of the trout genus, but instead belong to the charr family, which includes lake trout, bull trout, blue-backed trout, Dolly Varden and arctic char. They are widely distributed throughout North America and are generally located in clean, cold, well-oxygenated rivers and streams.
Brook trout are gunmetal gray, layered with brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange, topped off with cream spots and white tipped fins. The Brook Trout’s gawdy coloration, common availability and hard fighting nature make them popular with anglers. They’re small trout and seven to eleven inches is typical, but a 20 inch monster is a realistic goal.