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Virginia State Fish:

Brook trout - click to see all state fish
Brook trout - public domain photo by Eric Engbretson / US Fish & Wildlife Service.
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Brook Trout

See brook trout video below

The beautiful brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) was designated official state fish of Virginia in 1993 Brook Trout live under water conditions that are cool, clean and pure. Also called speckled trout, the brook trout can be found in Virginia's brooks, lakes and streams. Though small, brook trout are a prized game fish with a long history of fishing lore.

Brook trout prefer aquatic insects (nymphs) that live under the rocks and on the stream bottom, but will eat whatever they can find including land insects that fall into the water, small crayfish, and other small fish and minnows when they are easy to catch.

Brook trout in stream - click to see all state fish
Brook trout photo copyright © Brian Jorg (used by permission) -
contact CritterZone: Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography
for commercial license or for any use. See See All State Fish.
Source:
Links:
Common Game Fish: US Fish & Wildlife Service
Code of Angling Ethics: National Marine Fisheries Service
State Fish & Water Life Symbols - 50 States


    

 

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