Cooks Creek Bucks County PA Trout Info

Map of Cooks Creek in Upper Bucks County, PA

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Cooks Creek is known regionally for its “native” wild brown trout and stocked rainbow trout, where they can be found in Durham Township, Springfield Township and the initial feeder streams of Lower Saucon Township. We’re a fan of the natural surroundings found in Upper Bucks County, so we thought we’d focus on the brown trout in this post.

Cooks Creek Wild Brown Trout Salmo trutta in Upper Bucks County PA

Brown Trout in Cooks Creek Illustration

Brown Trout in Cooks Creek

Cooks Creek boasts a Class A wild brown trout (Salmo trutta) population. In addition, tributaries to Cooks Creek support both Class A wild brown trout populations and Class A wild brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) populations. The entire Cooks Creek drainage basin is classified as an Exceptional Value (EV) coldwater fishes (CWF) waters. These standards are based upon the health of the biological communities present in streams and rivers. Learn More Here

Class A wild trout populations are also present in Silver Creek and Coon Hollow Run (tributaries to Cooks Creek). The wild brown trout populations in the Cooks Creek basin are unique in Bucks County. The wild brook trout population in Coon Hollow Run is not only unique in Bucks County, but is also very rare in the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) fisheries management region Area 6

Cooks Creek Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis in Upper Bucks County, PA

Brook Trout in Upper Bucks County

Brook Trout in Cooks Creek

Species overview: The brook trout is Pennsylvania’s official state fish. It is technically a char. It is related to the Arctic char of the Far North, the Dolly Varden and bull trouts of the West, and the lake trout. The chars live farther north than most other trout and salmon family members. The brook trout’s original home was northeastern North America, through the Great Lakes, and south along the Appalachian Mountains to Georgia. It is the only stream trout that is native to Pennsylvania. The genus name “Salvelinus” is derived from an old name for char. The species name “fontinalis” means “of springs.” Brook trout are sometimes called speckled trout, squaretails or just “brookies.”.

Learn More About Brown Trout in Upper Bucks County PA Here

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