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Trout go with flow more than temperature, study says

Cutthroat trout. (Rich Landers)
Cutthroat trout. (Rich Landers)

FISHING -- Given adequate flows, trout can handle a warm spell, researchers say.

Montana researchers' trout study finds streamflow trumps temperature
Researchers at the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center in West Glacier in Montana examined the findings of 42 trout ecology studies from all over North America as well as Spain, France, Norway and the United Kingdom, and found that streamflows were more important than temperature in trout survival.
-- Missoulian

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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