Posted on September 30 2017
"Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are renowned for their attractive and colorful patterned skin and their remarkable ability to swim swiftly upstream. They are a very popular game fish in North America.
"Rainbow trout get their name from the beautiful colors that shine on their skin. Coloration of the rainbow trout varies widely in relation to sex, habitat, and maturity. Colors on the back of a trout can range from brown, to olive, to dark blue. All rainbow trout have a pinkish band running the length of their body, and a silver underside that fades to pearl white. There are small black spots on their back, fins, and tail.
"Rainbow Trout are native to rivers, streams, and other fresh waters west of the Rocky Mountains. They are predators, and will eat almost anything they can catch, including insects, small fish, and crustaceans."