As autumn moves in with her golden scarlet vibrant hues, the wind will whisper the tumble of the turning leaves. The flaming foliage will settle to the earth as the warmest of dusting snowfalls will push into the months of September and October with the sparkle under the morning frost. Fall brings the brown trout spawn with some incredible fishing opportunities. There are many ways to enjoy catching beautiful brown trout while still protecting the outdoors while they spawn.
The brown trout are also known as the German browns (Salmo Trutta) are known to be some of the more guarded and helter skelter trout for the angler. We are drawn to these attractive trout by their irresistible golden brown body, illuminated with black and red spots on their sides, and their butter yellow underbellies. Their pectoral fins are painted with the distinct white margins on the lower edges. They can thrive on some poor water quality conditions than other species of trout, and they are less susceptible to parasites. These hardy trout fancy hiding beneath undercut banks, or hunkering down near the belly of a river until darkness falls.
A trout of less than one year in age is called a parr. At this stage in their life, they are recognized as young trout. They have distinctive characteristics or parr marks along their sides, and they will loose these marks as they grow older. Parr have similar dwelling needs as the fry with plenty of areas to hide from predators. They are able to flourish in swifter and deeper water. These pocket-size brown trout will feed on chironomid larvae, small arthropods, and nymphs. Young brown trout have a greater chance of survival once they reach a few inches in size.