Brook Trout

New Jersey State Fish


Brook trout

Brook trout; photo by Patrick Talbert on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Brook Trout

New Jersey designated brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) as the official state fish in 1991 (also called speckled trout, brookies, or speckles)Brook Trout live under water conditions that are cool, clean and pure.  

Brook trout prefer aquatic insects (nymphs) that live under the rocks and on the stream bottom, but will eat whatever they can find including land insects that fall into the water, small crayfish, and other small fish and minnows when they are easy to catch.

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Brook trout photo © Brian Jorg / CritterZone: Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography (all rights reserved; used by permission).

Brook trout


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