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Question by drewod52. Uploaded on November 13, 2009
They might. If its a private owned spring/pond you can stock it yourself as long as you stay within local laws. If its a river ask the local fish and game. They may want to try but need a test area.
Probably not. Texas has some spring-fed places which are pretty cold and the state stocks trout in the spring for stock-and-catch but the consensus is that they do not survive the heat of the summers. I have been in one of those pools in the summer brrrr! Chilly
I don't believe trout will do well in Fla.
The cold might be your issue. Maybe try species like smallmouth bass.
do you guys think anyones tried it
They might if it doesn't get too cold and if animals like bears arent a problem.
guys, its a spring in florida, probally not gonna get anywhere near as cold as streams and rivers in Alaska where monster rainbow trout live.I would think the most important factors in trout survival are oxygen levels and avaible food supply.
Not too likely. Trout will need consistent water temps around 54 degrees. That is a lot colder than most Florida streams can reach. The mountains of northern Georgia is about as far south as you will find trout.
Too warm there.
ya' never know,brown trout can survive in water of 70 degrees,but they also need forage,do you have small fish in the creeks?If not,an insect hatch would help.
Why do people stock trout where they are not native? Florida has enough problems with invasive species, doesn't it?
Hey, don't yell: I know I'm holding a non-native largemouth in my pic, but the lake is not natural, either.
I know it's really cold but i'm not sure...ive seen some fish in there but i'm not sure what kind..i live in MI lot's' of em up here
but guys remember the springs down here IN THE SUMMER are still about 68 degrees but in the winter it ranges from 60 to about 51 degrees. There are tons of little bait fish too. also there are to many insects that i always see fish eating. consider these and let me know what u think now
I'll lean a bit more towards yes now,but don't sit around listening to me,check with the Florida fish and game,I live in Idaho,I don't know anything about Florida exept that they got a good hockey team.
probably not because it wont be cold enough especially in florida summer weather
if its getting up to 68 for too long my guess is that they wouldn't fare that well but i would still contact the local fish and wildlife to see if studys or stocking has ever been done
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