King salmon are the biggest of the salmon family, reaching a maximum weight of about 125lb and a length of 60 inches. The smallest member, the pink salmon, can reach a maximum size of 15lb and about 30 inches.
Fishing in Europe
Helpful tips and tricks for coarse, spin and carp fishing in Europe.
Brook trout will spawn during the fall. Generally, their spawning period is sometime between September and November, when water temperatures are between 42 and 52F.
Most brown trout populations will spawn between September and December, as their eggs and juveniles need plenty of cold, oxygenated water to survive. Their optimal spawning temperature is between 43 and 53F (5 and 12C).
Brown trout (Salmo trutta) can reach a weight of about 45lb and a length of 45 inches. Their average size is between 1 and 5lb and 10 and 20 inches.
While the average size of rainbow trout is 15 to 25 inches and 1 to 5lb, this trout species can reach a maximum size of around 40 inches and 35-40lb. Some genetically altered stocks can even produce fish that weigh close to 50lb.
While northern pike have an average length of about 17 to 25 inches and an average weight of 2 to 5 pounds, they can reach lengths of more than 50 inches and weights of 55 to 60lb. European pike are generally somewhat bigger than pike found in North America.