Brook Trout from the Flathead Area
The “brookie” or brook trout is a non-native fish in Montana. It was introduced to Montana from eastern North America in 1889 and extensively propagated and stocked in the early half of this century; but not so much today. Brook trout will eat nearly any living organism, and larger brook trout can be voracious predators on other fish and even their own young.
Brook Trout Record
The Montana state record brook trout was caught from Lower Two Medicine Lake and the state record brown trout came out of Wade Lake. Red Eagle Lake yielded the state record cutthroat trout and Cave Lake gave up the state record golden trout. Ashley Lake has the honors for the state record hybrid trout and Flathead Lake for the state record lake trout. Honors for the Montana stste record rainbow trout belongs to the Kootenai River near the David Thompson Bridge. Bear lake yielded the state record tiger trout.