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Old 06-24-2011, 09:37 PM
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Went out last weekend and got my biggest apache yet. Him and a few friends were coming out from under a log to take flies off the surface and I tricked him into taking a small yellow stimulator.

This is also the biggest trout I have caught in years since I mostly fish small streams.

He comes in at about 18"

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Hi Mudbug,
I really don't know much about Apache Trout except that they are pretty much resident to your region.

That is one nice specimen there. Nice catch!

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Default Re: What... No thread for Apaches?

I have to say that is one very pretty fish, I appreciate you sharing. The markings give the fish a very delicate look, the tail seems larger than one would expect but that could just be the picture? Thanks again!
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Default Re: What... No thread for Apaches?

Thanks for the picture Mudbug, they are indeed a beautiful fish. Just being curious but what time was it when you caught the fish?

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Just being curious but what time was it when you caught the fish?

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Hmmm, probably around 6 pm give or take.

Got him on the evening rise at Earl Park on the WMAT reservation.
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Default Re: What... No thread for Apaches?

That's the largest Apache I have seen, nice fish!
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Default Re: What... No thread for Apaches?

Okay, MB, here's a few to help start this up.

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Cool, here's a pic of my first two, caught last year on the east fork of the Black. (Hope it comes back from the fire.)

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Default Re: What... No thread for Apaches?

woow that is beautiful trout.....

Is this some subspecies of rainbow trout family ?
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Default Re: What... No thread for Apaches?

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woow that is beautiful trout.....

Is this some subspecies of rainbow trout family ?

I don't think so.

The Apache Trout is native to the White Mountains of Arizona and is a subspecies of trout related to the Gila Trout which is native only to Arizona and New Mexico.

Both were in danger of becoming extinct until restoration efforts were successful in getting the Apache Trout spread though out the white mountain area again.

The Gila trout is also in recovery in both New Mexico and Arizona but several years behind the Apache Trout with this year being the first year in a long time that a person could actively fish for them in one lake with a few native streams coming online in a few years.


*EDIT*

After reading that Wiki article it seems the Gila trout is related to rainbows, so I guess that makes the Apache also related.
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