Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Brown trout are olive to golden brown with yellowish to silvery sides. The back and upper sides have dark spots that are often encircled with a pale ring, and red spots lower on their sides. Brown trout differ from other trout in lacking pale spots on a dark background or dark spots on the lower part of the tail.
Scientific Name: Salmo trutta
Adult size: 6-33 inches
Distribution: Native to Europe; introduced in the Tennessee, Coosa, Chattahoochee, and Savannah River basins