All About Trout: Rainbows, Browns, Brooks, and More

There’s just something about trout. Trout prefer cold-water environments—high mountain streams, deep lakes, and limestone creeks. These are the types of places we associate with wilderness and solitude, and I think that is part of the reason trout appeal to us.  On the other hand, trout are also one of the most commonly stocked fish species, raised in hatcheries all over the world and released in waters that many of us can fish with just a short drive from home, making them one of our most accessible fish to catch.

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Tigerfish in Southern Africa

This charismatic fish is well known for immediately leaping out of the water on being hooked and then repeatedly jumping to try and dislodge, often successfully, any hook in its mouth. Its mouth displays a mass of sharp pointed teeth and there is very little soft flesh around it. Africa has many splendid freshwater fish, but most experienced sport anglers would agree that the African tigerfish is in a class by itself.

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