Brook Trout, Brookies or Speckled Trout

Although sometimes called speckled trout, brook trout should not be confused with the other fish commonly called speckled trout which is spotted sea trout. This species of fish gets its name from its environment as they are usually found in brooks or streams but they can also be found in lakes. They are the state fish of New York and are found commonly in the northeast United States, Great Lakes area and Canada. If water temperatures reach seventy five degrees or higher, they will not survive long and generally prefer colder water of approximately sixty degrees. This is why they are so abundant in the mountains and higher elevations where it tends to be colder. A picture of a brook trout is shown below:

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