Chattahoochee Brown Trout Study
Brown Trout Study in the Chattahoochee River
The primary goal of this study was to increase knowledge about the population dynamics of the wild brown trout in the Lanier Tailwater section of the Chattahoochee River. First, we sought a reliable estimate of growth for the brown trout population. Second, we looked at movement and migration patterns to determine the level of site fidelity for brown trout in this population. Finally, we attempted to learn more about the diet composition of brown and rainbow trout, the available forage for these species, and the potential for competition between the two species, factors that contribute to growth rates. All of this information helps to guide a range of future management decisions that can impact the fishery.
A copy of the study can be found here: EAS_Report_Final Report