Trout is a common name among popular fishes species. And if you are a fisher for a long time now, it is not uncommon to you. The trouts are Northern Hemisphere native species; however, you can find in other areas around the globe as well. Trouts are very popular in North America, northern Asia, and Europe and many people love them because of their taste. In the 19th century, some fishing specialists discovered several new trout species in Australia and New Zealand. So here our discussion will be on some random interesting facts about trout fish.
Random Facts About Trouts
If you consider yourself as a professional fisher, you should know amazing and uncommon facts about at least a few of the fish species. And if you haven’t learned about trout before, here you go. Check out the facts I covered here in the below section and enjoy.
- Most of the trout species live in freshwater lakes and rivers. Rainbow trouts are most likely to live in the freshwater mostly or in seas for a couple of years returning to fresh water again to bring another generation.
- Those trout fishes that live in the sea before returning to freshwater for spawning are called steelhead which is a typical salmon species.
- The perfect place for trouts is usually in cold water about 10–16 °C (50–60 °F) temperature.
- Trouts often submerge themselves behind objects or in deep pools.
- The trout fishes who have spent their life in a different environment can have dramatically different color tone and skin pattern.
- These color tones and patterns are changeable and do probably change when the fish moves to another surrounding.
- Lake trouts in North American large lakes are not an uncommon thing to see. Moreover, they live the way too longer than rainbow trouts.
- Rainbow trouts live an average of the maximum of 7 years while lake trouts can live for decades and can weigh over 30 kilograms (66 lb).
- Trouts mostly eat insects, terrestrial insects, other fish, crustaceans, leeches, worms, and other similar creatures live in underwater.
- When it comes to foods, trouts and fly fishers are pretty much specific about that. They mainly want aquatic insects that spend most of their lives sunken in rivers, streams, and still waters.
- Trouts mainly reproduce in fall or spring and they protect their eggs by burying them in gravel nests.
- The eggs take a couple of months to hatch. And the newborns are known as fingerlings.
- Humans, brown bears, eagles, and other similar animals love trout fish on their dinner.
- Trouts are expensive fish in either way, for commercial fisheries, and for sport.
- They contain 30% oils but the percentage can vary from species to species.
- A good source of vitamins, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, and potassium, rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin B3, vitamin B12, etc.
Trout fishes offer various health benefits and a lower level of mercury. Which means it is safe to eat trout on your daily diet. Are there any facts about trout that I missed? Let us know then.