Both juvenile and adult brook trout eat a large variety of aquatic and terrestrial insects. They also feed on small fish like minnows and shads. Cannibalism amongst brook trout is not very common but does occur.
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While they can reach a maximum size of 30 inches and 15lb, the vast majority of brook trout will have a length of about 5 to 15 inches and a weight of 1 to 5lb.
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.
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