Easiest Ways to Identify Different Trout
How to Identify a Brook Trout
Here is a wonderful example of a nice healthy Brook Trout. He's been in the water for a while. There are many ways to identify this as a Brook Trout.
Here is the easiest: Look at the white stripes on the underside fins. It looks like someone took a paint brush and swiped his fins with white. No other trout will have those white markings on the fins.
The blue spots are a good indicator as well.
How to Identify a rainbow Trout
This Rainbow does not have a really big pink stripe down the side so it could be difficult for some people to identify. He does have a pinkish glow. It has no white fins so it can't be a Brook Trout. Now look at the spots, they are all black, small and very similar in size and shape.
How to Identify a Brown Trout
This Brown could never really be confused with any other trout. He looks like a cheetah. His spots vary in size and shape. He has a very distinct brownish/yellow color. No white on the fins.