A sterile hybrid crossed between a female brown trout and a male brook trout. They are a tough breed showing resistance to diseases such as whirling disease. They like to hunt in shallower waters more so than most other trout species. They are fish eaters from a very young age and will aggressively attack a streamer. They have become a favorite trout in Utah because of their hard fighting qualities and for keeping chub populations from over running some of their lakes and reservoirs. They are almost entirely a stocked trout and can be found throughout the USA. Generally they run 2-5lbs with a record 20 pounder once caught.
Distinguished from its relatives by its fleshy rubber lips it uses to root out crustaceans and invertebrates in the sand, the Golden Trevally are an inshore species which make them a great target for the fly angler. Overshadowed by their bigger, cousin the Giant Trevally (GT) they tend to be a little more shy but will not disappoint once hooked. Long, powerful runs will test both your endurance and tackle. 9-10 wt rods and a fly box of crab, shrimp and baitfish flies are ideal when targeting these beauties! Make sure your fly is gently presented as they can be spooky. Average size is up to 17 lbs but they can reach nearly 40 lbs! Sight fishing at its best!