The Rainbow Trout

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 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 the world.
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.
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I hope you've enjoyed seeing the original home of the Rainbow trout.

The land is true wilderness-- still, just like God created it.
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