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Old 10-26-2011, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: Steelhead Pics

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Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
Vans: I'm no expert at telling the two apart, but as the others have said, either way that is a great catch, Congrats!

Larry

Well, surprisingly enough, it is actually a steelhead.

At least according to the people who the state pays to tell them what fish are where. Two Senior level fisheries biologists and one Principal level fisheries biologist from a large international consulting firm say that is definitely a steelhead. There are a number of factors that give them that determination. Also, ODFW claims( through surveys and the like from people the like these) there is not a resident Rainbow population in the main stem of the Clackamas. In its tributaries, yes, but not the main stem.

It is kinda a blessing and a curse at the same time. I would almost it rather be a great big Rainbow than a little bitty Steelhead. lol



BTW, nice fish nockhunter.

Last edited by Vans; 10-26-2011 at 09:54 PM.
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