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Which Species of Trout to Stock
Brook Trout are native to eastern North America and require a year-round supply of cold, oxygenated water (45-60 degrees F. is optimal). The brook trout is generally considered the favorite game fish with its beauty, easy catchability and unrivaled table appeal combining to make it the highly reputable fish that it is.
Rainbow Trout can tolerate warmer water (55-65 degrees F. is optimal) and tend to be somewhat hardier. The rainbow trout is gamier than the brook trout often leaping from the water to strike a fly and is also excellent eating.
Brown Trout are also very hardy and more resistant to warmer water temperatures. They are also much more sporting, being more difficult to catch. A "shy" fish, they are much less entertaining at feeding time, preferring to wait until you leave before enjoying floating feed.