Rainbow Trout
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Region 4
Stream Management
Trout Identification
Brown Trout
Brook Trout
* Small black dots throughout the body that extend throughout the tail
* Pink band along the middle of the body
* Brown body with large dark spots and reddish dots, many having halos
* Tail slightly forked, no spots on the bottom of the tail
Tennessee Trout
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Lake Trout
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
* Deeply forked tail
* White leading edge on lower fins
Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
* Red, yellow or orange spots on the sides and belly
* Light, worm-like markings on a dark upper body
* White leading edge on lower fins
* Tricolor lower fins, leading edge is white followed by black and red
Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Brown Trout (Salmo trutta)
Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush)