Raising Athletes: Why the Peter Gray Hatchery may be the last hope of Atlantic salmon in America

by ROSS PURNELL – FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE ATLANTIC SALMON RECOVERY so far in America has been an expensive failure. In 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service abandoned its 50-year salmon re- recovery program on the Connecticut Riv- er that … Continue reading



  • Semianadromous or sea-run brook trout, commonly called "salters," may spend up to three months at sea feeding on crustaceans, fish, and marine worms in the spring, not straying more than a few miles from the river mouth. The fish return to freshwater tributaries to spawn in the late summer or autumn. While in salt water, salters gain a more silvery color, losing much of the distinctive markings seen in freshwater. However, within two weeks of returning to fresh water, they assume typical brook trout color and markings.