Thursday, June 01, 2006

A Brook Trout Comeback

Brook trout always seem to be making news in the South East. One article tells us that their habitat is shrinking and that they are in danger. Yet others like this one in the Knox News tell us that they are making a good comeback. I think the message is that what folks are doing to conserve these gems is actually working.

"Stewart Sylvara, of Aurora, Mo., casts for native brook trout downstream of Ramsey Cascades in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, near Gatlinburg, Tenn. "The first cast I threw I caught one. I could not believe it," he says."

One of the many problems the brookie has had to battle, is that it will eat almost anything you put in front of it with some sort of drag free drift. This fact made them a good source of food for our ancestors and make them an easy target (if you can find them) today. (Link) {free subscription might be required}

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