Brown Trout Scientific Studies
The following studies are in Acrobat Reader (PDF) format.
Fly fishing for brown trout doesn't demand that you become a scientist, however you can learn a lot about the
habits and behaviors of these fish in some of these studies. These brown trout studies cover a range from
genetics to stocking hatchery fish over wild populations. I will continually update these listings. Some of
the articles may be too scientific for the average fly fisherman but by reading the abstract and summaries you can
gain the over all theme of the study. I have included studies from many different
areas such as aquaculture and habitat models so you get an idea of the complexity
of the problems. A few of the studies may take a while to open because they are very large
files. Realize that this is just a sample of what is out there in the scientific community. Only by
understanding the science of the brown trout can we make any strides in saving and protecting these wonderful fish
and the habitat that they need to survive. Also realize that studies may contradict one another because if
different streams and different populations of brown trout can produce different results.
If you have a study as a scientist or you know of one please contact me. I will be glad to post it
on the site. As always I wish you the best in your reading.
Aquatic and Environmental Scientist