I don't think they have monster brookies in British Colombia.... unless they were put there by people.
Those freaking Canadians have been doing alot of weird science on trout, particularly rainbows whose eggs are manipulated with chemicals thus altering their genetic make-up... THEY MAKE TRIPLOIDS in BC and put them in lakes & ponds that grow to enormous size and poor shape.
You must be thinking LABRADOR or Eastern Canada and natural brookies that commonly grow to 5 or more pounds..
Brook trout up in Maine were found to be genetically distinct from one pond to another provided the populations had never been disturbed by stocking or migration.
They are all kin; but some have more freckles.. and they tend to get larger as you go further north.
Brook trout are actually CHAR (which require really cold water to survive) and I'm not certain how scientist explain how they got so far south... Isn't it nice that God sprinkled a few of them into the mountain streams?
I am genetically distinct too according to my eight siblings!
Last edited by Corbo; 03-08-2012 at 12:47 AM..