This beautifully clear video captures the perfect moment when a spawning brown trout sheds her eggs.
Science tells us that the brown trout is a European salmonid that has been successfully introduced into a wide variety of suitable waters around the world. Spawning brown trout, however, are a rare sight to see.
Since anglers and researchers are like-minded about trout, we have the same desire to know what makes them tick. Watching them spawn successfully gives us a look into what it is we love about these fish and a great desire to see that this happens year after year.
Watching wild spawning brown trout in their natural environment is one of the reasons we became fishermen. Once we decided to try and fool these fish with an imitation fly or a terrestrial, the game was on and we had to learn everything we could about these amazing fish.
Finding trout in the wild like these beauties isn't always easy for most of us. In that case, think about planning a trip to a fish hatchery near you, and don't forget to bring along a youth angler to keep the tradition alive!