Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2067 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Rainbow trout have an olive-green back, a whitish belly, and a broad, pink to red lateral stripe on the sides. They have heavy black speckling on the fins and body. They differ from other trout in lacking red spots or pale spots on a dark background.
Scientific Name: Oncorhyncus mykiss
Adult size: 5-32 inches
Distribution: Native to the Pacific slope of North America; introduced in the Tennessee, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chattahoochee, and Savannah River basins