Bull Trout - The Endangered Native
By : Mahir Ali 8-1
Food: Its diet consists of aquatic invertebrates, crustaceans, mollusks, insects floating on the water's surface, and sometimes even other fish such as the Mountain Whitefish.
Habitat: The Bull trout can be both migratory and migratory. Some may live in small streams near their spawning areas and others may move into larger streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and all these bodies of water well-connected to the mountains. Water temperature , and ground water input affect the bull trouts growth ,maturation rates , migration, spawning, and incubation periods.
Breeding: This fish usually spawns in the early fall in small creeks. A female will dig a nest deposit up to 5,000 eggs. Then a male fish will pass by and release a milky-white sperm to fertilize the eggs. The eggs will incubate for six or seven months and hatch around March or April. One thing that distinguishes them from other trout is that they grow slowly and spawn later as well.