The Stream Doctor

September 20th, 2004

Email YOUR Questions directly to the Stream Doctor. This is your opportunity to get an experts professional opinion on anything stream related.

Q. What is the average lifespan of a trout?

A. I'm sorry, but I can't answer this for you. Lifespans vary by species, habitat, and many other aspects, so it would take considerable research to give you any kind of definitive answer. Suffice it to say that a 15 year old trout is about the upper limit.

If you have a question, please feel free to contact me.
~ C. E. (Bert) Cushing, aka Streamdoctor
105 W. Cherokee Dr.
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: 970-577-1584

The 'Stream Doctor' is a retired professional stream ecologist and author, now living in the West and spending way too much time fly-fishing. You are invited to submit questions relating to anything stream related directly to him for use in this Q & A Feature at

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