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#12691 08/01/05 03:31 PM
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Hi all,

Have not been on in a few weeks. I come with another question seeking the terrific advice from the experts on this site that have been very helpful \:\) .

I would like to add 50 brown trout to my 1/2 acre pond that is fed, stocked with fatheads,crayfish present, and insects galore. However, it is my understanding that brown trout do not make a good pond fish because they are piscavores (Spelling)
and are also at times hard to catch.

Any thoughts are welcome,and the thought of catching a beautiful brown in my pond is awesome.

Thanks - Jighead

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Jighead,

Start a controversy and then run out on us \:\) (referring to your post on feeding less with higher protein)

I can't answer your question on brown trout in a pond, but can say from a good deal of personal experience they are significantly harder to catch than rainbows, cuts or cutbows...in open waters.

Welcome back.

Why not consider those "golden trout" you have in Arz.? If I'm calling them by the correct name.

#12693 08/01/05 06:37 PM
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lol Meadowlark i didnt want to get in the middle of that post :rolleyes: , especially since i started it \:D . In the end though i learned tons from that topic.

I had considered the Apache Trout, but they are very hard to find and on the threatened list. \:\(

There is one more species of trout that are available to me and that is the Kamloops trout. Anyone have any info on these trout?

Thanks - Jighead

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They are very aggressive, or so I've been told.

JH,

We came a long way with that post and with the correlary posts.. We covered a lot of territory. Sometimes it got a little contentious, but everything worked out fine and I think we all got a better understanding of where each of us are coming from and what makes our respective ponds "tick".

I don't know of anything in life that is worthwhile that is also easy. That discussion was not easy, but was extremely worthwhile, in my view. Thanks.

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Jig -- the Kamloops is a strain of rainbow trout. They get BIG.


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JH,

Actually believe it or not from my experience the brook trout is the most agressive fish. I have brooks that will actually inflict fin damage on other brooks while that does not happen with my browns. Brown trout however are more wary than both the rainbow and brook and therefore are harder to catch. If you want easy put and take the brown trout is not your fish. But if you want a few big trophy trout or a little variety Ol' hook jaw will do it.

Case in point; before I drained my trout pond a few years ago and started over I thought I had harvested all my browns via hook and line. Turns out I still had about 30 fish left up to almost 12 pounds. Other than at feeding time I would never have guessed there were that many left.

Do you have water that does not top 65 F. and has ample oxygen through the summer? Contrary to popular believe although brown trout can sometimes handle marginal water quality they aren't as invincible as some would think. As with the other trout species optimum temps are between 55 and 65 F. and minimum of 6.0 mg/l of D.O.

As far as Kamloops, anymore they are nothing more than a domesticated rainbow. They get up to about 18 pounds in captivity although 10 to 12 is the normal max. They get stocky on pellet feed if fed well.


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Thanks all for the quick responses,
I did a little search myself on the kamloops trout and found out that they arent even a different species of trout. Here's the article: kamloops trout

Cecil,
Thanks for the brown trout info. It confirmed my suspicions (spelling). I would love to have brook trout in my pond, but no local hatchery sells them. As for the brown trout i hope 50 isnt to many. Im afraid to put in to many as i wont catch em out. But the thought of catching one of those beautiful browns haunts me.

Thanks - Jighead


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