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~ 32 Lbs. Caught at Lake Pend Orielle, ID on Oct. 27, 1949 by angler N.L.
~ Salvelinus Confluentus
~ Bull Charr, Western Brook Trout, Rocky Mountain Trout, Red Spotted
Charr, Red Spotted Salmon.
~ The color of the Bull Trout varies with habitat and location, but are
usually olive green with their backs being darker then the sides. Pale
yellow or cream colored spots cover the sides. The pectoral, pelvic, and
anal fins have white or cream colored edges. The head of the Bull trout
has a larger, flattened head and a hooked lower jaw.
Size ~ Bull Trout have the ability to grow large if the habitat permits, but most angler caught Bull trout are between 2 and 5 pounds.
~ Bull trout are found predominantly in the cool, high elevation, low to
mid-order watersheds of western North America, and in lowland valleys
and streams. They tend to select well-connected, structurally diverse
streams that offer protection against high or low flow levels, the
disruption of the stream bed, high water temperatures, freezing, and the
loss of pools and cover. Bull Trout prefer deeper pools of cold running
streams (55 F or less) and rivers with gravel beds. They hold close to
overhanging banks, logs, wood debris, and overhanging vegetation.
~ Bull trout are opportunist feeders, eating, aquatic insects, shrimp,
snails, leeches, fish, and fish eggs.