Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by BDD, May 28, 2013.
Fish? What fish? Looks like the link is dead.
Ok.... I'm going to jump on the whitefish bandwagon.
Obviously someone photoshopped the adipose fins on the fish in the original photos. Good catch, I missed that one. It must be a whitefish.
Maybe they are really squawfish and have attached an adipose fin so they don't get turned in for the squawie bounty.
props to BDD for pointing out the adipose fin in an earlier post.
Obviously a native Cuttierainbrown!.....rookies.
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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:
Nice work. That made me laugh!
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.
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.
In 3 different browsers, all I see next to your survey choices is a big question mark.
I gotta go with Lake Whitefish.
I voted for Lake Whitefish.
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.
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.
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.
Please add CuttieRainBrown to the poll so we may finally know the truth!
When I first saw the photos, they said lake whitefish to me. I'll stick with lake whitefish.
I'm sticking with wild NPM that wasn't fin clipped at the hatchery
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!