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Trout like this .......

Trout like this are the things dreams are made of. These are worthy trophies and the kind of fish that make our hearts pound when we are making a pitch, when we hook up, and when one slides over the edge of the net. Trout like this make us smile all the way home at the end of the day. They are also seed fish that make lots of little ones when they spawn successfully. A number of us have become increasing aware of how these kinds of fish often travel within a watershed; not only moving upstream as a reaction to thermal changes or to spawn in the fall, but also dropping down into larger rivers or marginal streams to feed and grow large. Wild brown trout on many of our waters in Pennsylvania retain this migratory behavior from genetics handed down from ancestral roots originating in Scotland. This migratory behavior also exposes them to risks when their movement takes them out of “Approved Trout Waters”. A proposed study of this migratory behavior has been proposed which holds the key to a better understanding of brown trout movement, and a potentially different model for trout management here in Pennsylvania and other states. I strongly support this study and hope that my fellow anglers will consider reading the proposal and signing the petition. #itsaboutthefish


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