Take our Poll: Trout Fishing in a Climate-Changed America


Written by: Phil Monahan

Jim's brookie taken on a #16 caddis

Some like it hot, but brookies don’t. Are days like this numbered due to climate change?

Entering into an already heated debate, a recent study on the potential impact of climate change on trout has chilling news for cold-water fisheries.

In a moderate plan for a warming climate drawn up by the researchers, brook trout would lose more than three-quarters of their range in the West in the next 75 years. Brown and cutthroat trout would lose about 50 percent of theirs. Rainbow trout would fare the best, losing a little more than a third of the miles of stream in which they can thrive.

The rest of the article can be read on the New York Times Environment blog here.

What do YOU think? Take our poll below on how you feel trout populations could be impacted and leave your feedback in the comments section.


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