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fishtheworld 09-10-2012 10:18 PM

Trout ID needed
 
Hi All,

Can anybody ID this trout for me. Im not sure which species it is. I caught it in a river on the Olympic Peninsula.

Thanks

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...-32-43-468.jpg

williamhj 09-10-2012 10:24 PM

Re: Trout ID needed
 
pic didn't open for me.

fishtheworld 09-10-2012 10:28 PM

Re: Trout ID needed
 
all sorted now, its working

rasputinj 09-10-2012 10:55 PM

Looks like a rainbow to me. I catch wild ones like that all the time in SoCal.

theboz 09-10-2012 11:00 PM

Re: Trout ID needed
 
Bow. Rainbow!

fishtheworld 09-10-2012 11:05 PM

Re: Trout ID needed
 
Thanks for that. Ive not caught wild rainbows before. The white strip on the anal fin confused me.

ghocevar 09-11-2012 06:15 AM

Correct me if I am wrong, but usually the white strip on the anal and pectoral fin indicate wild trout, whereas stockers don't have that.

sweetandsalt 09-11-2012 09:42 AM

Re: Trout ID needed
 
It is a rainbow but its pronounced par markings suggest it is of the migratory, steelhead, variety.

gatortransplant 09-11-2012 11:12 AM

Re: Trout ID needed
 
I'm with s&s on this one, the big eye on the thing caught my eye too. In addition to what Greg said about the white stripe, another indicator of the possibility of it being wild is the pristine state of the fish's fins. The fins of stockers get beat up from being packed in with all their brothers and sisters competing for little chunks of food falling from the heavens (aka their pellet hoppers). I don't know if they clip adipose fins on the stockers see in that part of the country, but that is a dead giveaway for stocked fish where they do it.

fishtheworld 09-11-2012 11:37 AM

Re: Trout ID needed
 
Thanks all for the information.


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