A follow up to a previous post on Mexican Trout. Here is a link to some of those beautiful trout.http://www.americanfishes.com/mexico/index.htm
I have started a quest, to find a population of sea run brook trout in Connecticut waters. The state stocks many coastal streams with both brook and brown trout. Many of these fish are caught soon after opening day, but some do survive, and perhaps a few of these will seek out the salt.
Connecticut does have a good run of sea run brown trout, and some are of generous size. While this fishery has its devoted following, most are caught by fishermen seeking other quarry.
In the next few months I'll try to locate one of these streams where a few salters will be found.
Today Jeanette and I started this search.
At the end of the last ice age, the glaciers reached their most southern movement at which is now Long Island. These glaciers carried many things with them, including these huge boulders, and probably frozen brook trout, and their eggs.
As the ice melted it may have created a large fresh water lake, which over the millions of years mixed with sea water, and with erosion and other natural changes created Long Island Sound.
Our coastal streams must have been full of these salters, and probably would be today if not for progress without thought.
A coastal river. Could it hold salters?
We walked through some wonderful countryside today.
To be continued.....