One of the most popular game fish for anglers and Michigan’s state fish, the brook trout is identifiable by the worm-like pattern on its back, which are also called vermiculations. They are also marked with red spots ringed in blue that cover their sides. These fish can be found in streams and lakes with cool, clear waters.
Brook trout are very specific when it comes to habitat, and even small changes to their preferred cool, clear waters can result in the loss of this species. By controlling stormwater runoff, which can erode soils into streams and introduce pollutants, we can help protect the habitats that brook trout populations need in order to flourish.
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