Brook trout like the coldest of water. These are some of the prettiest fish in the state. And fun to catch as they are pretty aggressive feeders. They are normally the smallest of the inland trout, averaging 8” to 10”. But that’s lots of fun on a small ultralight fishing pole or fly rod.
They love to hit the classic spinner attached to a single hook and a worm. Or the newer treble hook spinners by Meps or Purple Martin. They will also hit all sorts of dry and wet flies.
They are delicious fried whole in a frying pan or over coals and eaten like you would smoked fish. Or, let them back into the river and let them keep growing.