Summer-autumn habitat use of yearling rainbow trout in two streams in the Lake Ontario watershed

Open Fish Science Journal
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Abstract

Understanding the habitat requirements of salmonids in streams is an important component of fisheries management. We examined the summer and autumn habitat use of yearling Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss in relation to available habitat in two streams in the Lake Ontario watershed. Little interstream variation in trout habitat use was observed; the variation that did occur was largely due to differences between streams in available habitat in the autumn. In both streams, yearling Rainbow Trout utilized pool habitat and during periods of high stream discharge were associated with larger substrate that may provide a velocity barrier. These findings may assist resource managers in their efforts to protect and restore habitat for migratory Rainbow Trout in the Lake Ontario watershed.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Summer-autumn habitat use of yearling rainbow trout in two streams in the Lake Ontario watershed
Series title Open Fish Science Journal
DOI 10.2174/1874401X01609010045
Volume 9
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Bentham Science Publishers
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 6 p.
First page 45
Last page 50
Country United States
State New York
Other Geospatial Grout Brook, Orwell Brook