Brook Trout Distribution Fishing
Along with the other members of the Salmonidae family, the Charr species, of which the Brook Trout is a member, is native to the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere as well as sub arctic regions.
The Brook Trout is found in the northeastern United States, the Canadian Maritimes, Labrador, and Newfoundland, Quebec and Ontario.
They’re found in streams, brooks, rivers throughout the above mentioned regions and can be found as far north as James Bay and Hudsons Bay.
Brook Trout Introduction
Brook Trout have been introduced through much of the Pacific and mountain regions of the United States. The most populous states include California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.
They’ve even been introduced as far as Texas. However Texas is too hot for them and they failed to survive.
Brook Trout Habitat Destruction
Brook Trout live in cold, clear water that’s well-oxygenated.
If the environment changes they’re not able to adapt and so become vacant from the area.
Many regions that once had Brook Trout have since disappeared due mainly to human influences from construction, dumping of effluent and air pollution.
Non-human changes include climate change as there’s been general warming over the past few hundred years. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying humans don’t have an influence in climate changes. I’m just saying that climate is a planetary effect in combination with solar heating.
Other causes of their removal from their native regions include mining, agriculture and forestry. The damage hasn’t not stopped here. Pollution from the air and water have also cut down their numbers.
While they’re not on the endangered list yet, they are a species to watch.