The European "Sea Trout"

November 25, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Anglers in Great Britain, Norway and other European countries look forward to fall runs of what they call sea trout, a large form of brown trout that spends its growing years in the ocean. Sea trout are to stream-resident browns as steelhead are to stream-resident rainbow trout. Both the sea trout and steelhead are races or strains of species that evolved in fresh water. Some people call them subspecies.” Eric Sharp clears up the confusion North Americans seem to have over the European “sea trout” and notes that the same strains of fish have been planted in New York and Michigan. In the Detroit Free Press.