Originally Posted by Knothead
The only coldwater species native to the southeast is the Appalachian strain brook trout. We all know brown trout are from Europe and rainbow trout are from the western states.
There are plenty of native fish which live in coldwater rivers. Hosts of minnows, darters, catfish, buffalo, log perch, etc etc.
There just aren't any coldwater "game" fish native to our tailwaters. Or that thrive in those types of environments.