Video spotlight: Mice attacked by brook trout

For most of us in the lower 48, brook trout are dimunitive creek-dwellers that we target and catch more for the aesthetics than for the actual battle, even on light tackle. We've lost much of our native brook trout habitat in the East and Midwest, and brookies in the Rockies are invasive and generally small in stature. 

Mice Attacked by Brook Trout | Labrador

But, as you'll see in the video above, brookies are serious predators when they get sizeable, like they do in their native northern reaches in Labrador. The folks at The New Fly Fisher documented brook trout crushing mouse patterns, and it's simply amazing. 

Think about these vicious attacks the next time a gorgeous Appalachian brookie hits your size 16 Adams.

— Chris Hunt


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