11-30-2010, 01:20 PM
Re: Rainbow Trout Pics
Originally Posted by gwozdz
Are those with spots all over the body a different strain from a certain part of the country only? I haven't seen any like that in NY.
Great question! Not necessarily, sometimes I think it is just a matter of genetics and not strain. Here are a few examples for comparison - all from Idaho/Montana waters:
South Fork of the Snake River, Idaho:
Lower Henry's Fork of the Snake River, Idaho:
Stillwater impoundment in southeast Idaho:
No-Tellum Spring Creek, Idaho:
Birch Creek, Idaho:
Montana's Big Horn River:
Another from the stillwater impoundment in southeast Idaho:
Lower Henry's Fork:
Montana spring creek:
Silver Creek, Idaho:
So, as you can see it varies a lot. Just like people look different, so do fish, although I do believe that some dominant features will always stand out.
I fish, therefore I am - but I gotta go to work first..."piscari ergo sum"