This popular fish, native to the tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in North American and Asia, can now be found all over the world. Farmed as food in many areas, it can now be found worldwide for recreational angling and as a food source. Rainbow trout are a premier fish desired by anglers for recreational fishing in California. Those provided for recreational angling are now sterile (triploid (PDF)).
Brown trout, also known as German brown trout, are native to Eastern Europe, but were historically planted into many California waters for recreational fishing. These days, sterile brown trout (triploid (PDF)) continue to provide anglers a quality fishing experience.
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