Is this a rainbow or a steelhead in my profile pic?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by cboston1617, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. cboston1617 New Member

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    Sedro Woolley, WA
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    I just caught this about 2 weeks ago on the Yak. Identification between a local rainbow and an anadromous steelhead appears to have endless discussion.
    Can anyone confirm with certainty whether the fish in my profile pic is indeed a 21" bow?

    Thank you
  2. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Looks like a healthy Bow to me
  3. Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    Nice fish, you should keep it in the water and keep our hands to yourself.:thumb:
  4. wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Yeah, I agree with Evan. Besides the fish- nice one- that's a cool looking logjam in the back of you in that photo, that beetle pattern on the log especially.
  5. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I agree with all of the above, rainbow.
  6. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Typical rez Yakima bow.
  7. fifafu Guest

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    I would say Rainbow as well. Nice.

    What is the fish in your profile pic? Is that a trout or a steelhead?
  8. Runejl Josh

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    Bellingham, Washington
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    Sweet Fish!
  9. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    Somewhere Near Selah, WA
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    nice bow!
  10. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    Eagle River, Alaska
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    bow for sure...
  11. flyfishmt Active Member

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    Laurel, MT
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    Nice fish. Nothing wrong with a quick photo op.
  12. JesseC Active Member

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    Gary - I hope you're just being a sarcastic troll - especially since you have a nice slab of rocky ford meat OUT OF THE WATER OMG OMG OMG OMG in your profile picture.
  13. Thom Collins Active Member

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    Assuming that is a picture of you in your avatar?
  14. bassmancapps New Member

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    Ridgefield
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    Looks like a Harvest Trout/ Sea Run Cutty. I caught a Sea Run this Fall on the East Fork Lewis, Hands down most BEAUTIFUL Fish ive ever caught. It was 17.5"!
  15. Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    We all gotta learn the hard way. Hatchery V Wild
  16. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Great looking fish (rainbow) -- man is the Yakima way underrated or what!
  17. EasyE Member

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    Nice Rainbow.
  18. Dustin Bise Active Member

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    Fine to lift, but wet your hands. Thats a really nice yak bow so it deserves the respect :p.
  19. Kaiserman content

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    What? I'd thought for sure you'd tag this an an Atlantic Salmon!
  20. Thom Collins Active Member

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    That was a hatchery fish? ahh, my bad.

    To the OP: looks like some fun water & very nice fish!