Can You ID These Mystery Fish...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by BDD, May 28, 2013.

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What species of fish is this?

  1. Bull Trout

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    0.0%
  2. Lake Trout

    4 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Sockeye

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    3.3%
  4. Mountain Whitefish

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    15.0%
  5. Lake Whitefish

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    61.7%
  6. Other

    8 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Fish? What fish? Looks like the link is dead.

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  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Ok.... I'm going to jump on the whitefish bandwagon.
     
  3. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Obviously someone photoshopped the adipose fins on the fish in the original photos.:D Good catch, I missed that one. It must be a whitefish.
     
  4. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Maybe they are really squawfish and have attached an adipose fin so they don't get turned in for the squawie bounty.
     
  5. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    props to BDD for pointing out the adipose fin in an earlier post.
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  6. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Obviously a native Cuttierainbrown!.....rookies. :cool:

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  7. GAT

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    HOLD THE PHONE!

    It occurred to me that the first illustration of the NPM might be a fin-clipped hatchery job. It is! This is a non-hatchery, wild NPM:

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  8. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Nice work. That made me laugh!
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  9. BDD

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    I didn't know there was a link. Only thing I posted was a couple of pictures.

    Just my way of providing a small hint.
     
  10. GAT

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    Geez, I don't know how I managed to change my font size to something smaller. Fixed.

    No link, just click on the thumbnails to view photos.
     
  11. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    In 3 different browsers, all I see next to your survey choices is a big question mark.

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  12. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I gotta go with Lake Whitefish.
     
  13. Jim Speaker

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    I voted for Lake Whitefish.
     
  14. Klickrolf

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    clearly whitefish as Mr. Olmstead above noted. The adipose is clear and therefore it's a salmonid (in this case). Impossible to pin down between mountain or river whitefish by the pics.
     
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    In the photo in question the dorsal fin is in front of the pelvic fin. In the NPW drawing the dorsal is behind the the pelvic. In the whitefish drawing the dorsal is in front like the posted photo. Pretty big eyes as well. I vote whitefish.
     
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    Okay, for all you who voted "other", who is willing to fess up and tell us specifically what other species you thought it was? Ed already stated Atlantic salmon but based on the forked tail, I think we can confidently rule that one out.

    Anyone else?
     
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    Please add CuttieRainBrown to the poll so we may finally know the truth!
     
  18. Bruce Baker

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    When I first saw the photos, they said lake whitefish to me. I'll stick with lake whitefish.
     
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    I'm sticking with wild NPM that wasn't fin clipped at the hatchery :D
     
  20. tythetier

    tythetier Fish Slayer

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    Only thing other than a Lake whitefish that I could think of would be a bala shark. They are fish tank pets.
    If that is a whitefish, that is proly a state record! Thing looks huge!
     

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