The Rainbow trout is the most common of all the trout...and
the most popular. There are several reasons why he is so popular:
Rainbows are the easiest trout to raise in our fish hatcheries. While he
loves and prefers to live in clean, cold mountain streams, he can adapt
to lesser water conditions and thrive. He likes to eat a wide variety of
foods... including even cheese and marshmallows! Silly fish, don't you
think? You can catch rainbows on all of the lures you see in the videos.
He is an exciting fish to catch. Larger rainbows, especially, will put on a
great show, leaping spectacularly out of the water while shaking his
head violently, trying to throw the hook from his mouth. He will jumb
several times before giving up and allowing the angler to bring him to
the net, or get his hands on him.
Icthyologists think this fish came originally from far
Notheastern Russia, the area of the Russian Arctic known
as Kamchatka. From there, it migrated through the Pacific
ocean to Alaska, then down the western coastline of
Canada and America, making its way up the rivers where it
established new homes. Man then transplanted the
Rainbow to many other places worldwide. Below is a map
showing its original home, but first....watch this special video
of the world's best rainbow trout fishing! CLICK the PLAY
button and visit Kamchatka!
Only in recent years has attention started turning to this fabulous
wilderness of Kamchatka. Another fishing friend of mine, Will Blair and
a couple of his Russian business partners, have started the first sport
fishing lodge ever in Kamchatka, with comfortable accommodations for
sportsmen who wish to fly up there and experience the finest rainbow
trout fishing in the world. If you (your dad, probably) would like
information about going to Kamchatka Lodge, CLICK on this URL for
their web site:
Americans began collecting rainbow fish eggs and raising small fish
in hatcheries in the late 1800's. Rainbow eggs were shipped east to
other states, who in turn, introduced the Rainbow trout into their state
waters. Rainbow eggs were later shipped to many other places around
His popularity as a great fish to catch and also to eat, and the ease with
which he could be cultivated by humans, resulted in his being spread
throughout the world. You can now catch rainbows in all of the U.S.
states except for Florida. It's just too far south and warm for the
rainbow. On the other hand, you can catch rainbows in the southern
portions of South America (Argentina & Chile), New Zealand and
Australia, even areas in Africa, India and much of Northern Europe. The
'Rainbow' has truly become an international trout.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing the original home of the Rainbow trout.
The land is true wilderness-- still, just like God created it.
Read more plus, another video BELOW