Thread: brook trout
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:57 AM
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The size of brook "trout" like any of the other trout species is mostly determined by environment and food source. Matt Kulp told me once that he heard of a study where they took a small mountain brookie and kept it in a tank under ideal conditions. They ended the experiment when it got to 17" and had pretty much outgrown the tank.

The streams where our brookies live don't have enough food to allow them to grow really large.

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