The brown trout is a European species of salmonid fish that has been widely introduced into suitable environments globally. Wikipedia

Brown Trout at Big Ed's Fishing Ventures

Brown Trout at Big Ed’s Fishing Ventures | Breckenridge, CO

Here’s a little information about the Brown Trout. For anglers there is no greater prize than the elusive, predatory Salmo truttaBy Colorado trout standards, Browns are especially tough. They dart out from under logs and overhanging vegetation to devour unsuspecting meals such as grasshoppers, fish, and even mice! Browns spend their days hanging in the shadows of overgrowth and are truly camouflaged. We’ll try to give you a shot at landing one of these cagey fish.  Here in Summit County, we are blessed to have an abundance of wild Brown Trout.  The professional guides here at Big Ed’s will help you sort out the right place to hook one of these awesome predators!

Scientific name: Salmo trutta

Conservation statusLeast Concern Encyclopedia of Life

Higher classification: Salmo

Rank: Species

Found in: Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Lough Neagh, Lake Keowee, and Colorado

Did you know: In small streams, brown trout are important predators of macroinvertebrates, and declining brown trout populations in these specific areas affect the entire aquatic food web.