Close up image of Brook trout in man's hand.

How Are Brook Trout and Rainbow Trout Different? Cousins From the Same Continent

Brook trout and rainbow trout are both members of the Salmonidae family, which means they are related. But brookies aren’t really trout. They are members of the char genus. Rainbows are true trout, however. A few years ago, while fishing a gorgeous little trout stream outside of Ennis, Mont., my fishing buddies and I were …

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Do Trout Like Garlic? Olfactory Evidence Says Yes!

For whatever reason, trout have, indeed, shown that they are attracted to the garlic scent. Anglers have been using garlic baits for trout with great success for decades. Some things just don’t make sense. Like the little hook-keeper just above the cork handle on your fly rod. Nobody uses them anymore, yet manufacturers keep building …

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Bass vs. Trout: Complete Guide on DNA, Behaviors, and Techniques

Bass are aggressive, less skittish than trout, are carnivorous, and live in all types of water. They survive in water temperatures over 80 degrees and below 40 degrees. Trout can’t live in water warmer than 65 degrees and feed mainly on insects while spending time hiding from larger predators. Trout anglers and bass anglers tend …

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