Which Trout are Native to the Rockies?

Anyone that has spent time in or around the Rocky Mountains has probably seen fish in the streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds.  Some of you have probably even tried fishing for them at some point.  Well, a lot of those fish are trout.

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Brown Trout – Not native

Fishermen love trout because they are challenging to catch and they put up a good fight if you actually have one on the line.

But, did you know that a lot of those trout in the water in the Rockies are not actually from the Rockies?  There are many different kinds of trout that live in the Rockies and most of them were originally put there by people. Continue reading

Common Fish of the Rocky Mountains

Fish live throughout the world in salt water oceans and fresh water lakes, and rivers.  It is estimated that there are about 30,000 different kinds of fish in the world.  The rivers and lakes of the Rocky Mountains provide home to many different kinds of fish, including several different types of trout. Some of those fish are native to the area, but others are invasive (meaning that at some point they were put there).

Here are some of the common fish in the Rocky Mountains: Continue reading