RAINBOW TROUT (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
ALIAS: SteelheadIDENTIFICATION: Black spots and silver body with bright pink band are indicative of the rainbow trout. At the time of stocking, trout generally weigh 1 to 2 lbs. each.
DIET: Insects, small fish and commercial fish food.
SPAWNING: Natural reproduction in ponds throughout the Midwest typically does not occur. Fish should be stocked and harvested in the spring and fall. Rainbow trout will not generally survive in waters greater than 72̊ F.
FISHING TIPS: Fishing with spoons and jigs tipped with worms, fish eggs and fathead minnows are effective methods for catching rainbow trout.
100-150 lbs. per acre stocking rate is recommended.