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Old 10-30-2011, 10:02 PM
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Hey check out this video i made. Is that a big bull trout. It was caught in a tributary (30 feet wide) to Columbia River.

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Hi iceman,

I don't know if I saw the right thing but the first looked like a hen silver / coho that was starting to take on color and lose the shine, second sure looks like a male Dolly, third another Coho but a buck with more color and that last looks like a nice steelhead or one really big rainbow. Nice bunch of fish,

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The Bull looked to be good sized, imo. However, they are commonly caught much larger. One of my wifes coworkers sent me a pic on a Bull he caught on the Elk river in BC that measured 31.5"....

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Vans help me out here, which is the bull trout? I've never seen one and I thought I was looking at a male char.
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The 2nd fish is. When i was up on the keni everyone in Alaska was calling them dolly and i thought it was a brook trout. ha. We only get bull in this river.
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As mentioned, the second is a Bull.

Here is a pic of the 31.5" bull caught by a coworker of my wife out of the Elk river.

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The fish in the video is a bull. In the lower 48 pac nw dolly is slang for bulls that is incorrect. It isnt the same as what you are used to.
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very good looking fish, thats not fair i didn't have a net
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Yes I was born in Washington and for many years always thought bull trout were just very big dolly vardens till I found out they,re a distinct species on their own and would love to get back to the northwest to have a go for one.
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Yes I was born in Washington and for many years always thought bull trout were just very big dolly vardens till I found out they,re a distinct species on their own and would love to get back to the northwest to have a go for one.
My fishing buddy and i are planning a trip already to go down and stay in Camp Sherman, right on the Metolius. Big Bull central. I have never caught one but from what i hear they are quite the fish. Mean and super aggressive.
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Pound for pound that Bull Trout fought just as hard as a steelhead. When you see the reel spinning at the start. i had enough time to take out my camera to video the bull taking out my line.
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