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.
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.
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