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Old 09-19-2013, 07:22 PM
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Default Species identification questions

The first three trout were all pulled from the same stretch of the Tongue River in northern Wyoming, the last one one was caught from a beaver pond in the Vedauwoo area of southern Wyoming. The first three all appear to be different types of cutthroat (the third is presumed to be a cuttbow), and the last was suspected to be a brook until someone told me it was a splake?

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No images open for me, so I'm guessing that these are the famous, often discussed, seldom caught Wyoming Ghost Trout.
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No images open for me, so I'm guessing that these are the famous, often discussed, seldom caught Wyoming Ghost Trout.
This was my first attempt posting pictures. They show up on my screen though, can anybody tell me what to do to fix this. They are posted from my album, does the privacy setting have to be turned off?
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I'll leave the identification to our Wyoming members, I have my opinions but will defer to the locals. I do have a question / observation if I may, are you releasing or keeping the fish? I ask because the first little guy on the rock just doesn't look happy.......... It took me years to really kick the habit but I no longer put fish on shore to photo and I feel good about it.

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PS. rainbow and cutthroat, the brookie looks like a brookie to me couldn't help it, I had to say what I thought they were.

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Here are my thoughts:
1. No idea.
2. Bonneville Cutthroat (maybe????)
3. Snake River Cutthroat
4. Brook Trout

Here is a link to the Wyoming Fish ID page:
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Edit: I did a little online research and they say the Tongue River has:
Species Present: Snake River Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout, Brook trout, Brown trout
Here is the link I found: http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fs...est-%20Fishing



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Hi Larry,

I think the first fish is a post parr cutthroat, just an odd looking specimen. If you look closely you can see the telltale traces of the orange cutthroat markings on the rear of the jawline. The large heavy spots at the tail make me think this also.

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I can't see any pictures. Perhaps just moderators and the OP? Anyone else see them?
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Hey Guys,

How bout these, they are copies of the OP;

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No still nothing. I tried quoting the OP and could see there were image links there but couldn't get the images. These are mysterious fish!
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