Hi Italo my friend and I caught some brook trout and they have little black specs on them but they come out of the skin as a weird texture I was wondering if I can eat them also what are your go to luresbaits to use for catching brook trout. God Bless.

Posted on March 27th, 2015

Hi Dylan…If those black spots are about 25th of an inch and size and either on the brook trout skin or on the tail and fins, or all areas, they are probably a fluke parasite. Inside the black spot is an encysted larvae (small worm). These types of parasites can be very common in bass, pike, walleye, panfish and trout. While most people don’t like to eat fish with parasites, if the flesh is cooked properly, they can be consumed. My go-to lures for smaller trout (under 1 lb.), are the Vibrax #1, the Rapala Countdown in sizes from #1-#3, and a variety of 1- 1 1/2″ Lucky Strike spoons. One of my favorite Lucky Strike spoons for trout is their Algonquin Banshee spoon…God bless you, Italo

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