Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by pcknshvl, Jan 24, 2010.
Thanks Nathan 06/07 where good Dollie years! the river had some good pools back then.Dave
gawd i wanna slap that yellow belly
Now thats a bull trout, to me the fish on the west side that return to the salt or not, look like Dollies. This fish has that bull trout I m going to eat you face and caught in the middle of the state. I want one.
I agree that the western Washington char look like Dolly Varden however genetic sampling from a variety of basin have consistently found except for some headwater populations in spite of their looks the fish are indeed bull trout. If one were to watch them make a living it is clear that not only are theygenetically bull trout they have that "in your face" bull trout atitude.
In the Skagit basin the occurence of those larger bull trout (30 inches and larger) is more common than most of us would have thought. During snorkel surveys of staging pre-spawn adults 30 inch fish were seen more frequently than what is commonly seen in our catches.