nother little wild fish

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by golfman65, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. golfman65 Guest

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    funny, just out poking around...found a little summer run!!!
    Amazing what you'll find when not really trying.. nope not telling.JPG
  2. Patrick Gould Active Member

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    Looks like you don't have to look to hard to find a steelie, or a deadhead fly fishermen in this state. :)
  3. Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    I'm guessing that isn't a steal yourface.

    Go Sox,
    cds
  4. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    Looks like your little steelie has a coho snout but it's hard to concentrate when you got your guns out!
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  5. Yard Sale Active Member

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    Nice and bright too!
  6. golfman65 Guest

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    it's a little steel..that's my thumb in the pic making it look like a hook nose..my buds camera didn't catch the color at all...when I saw the pic's surprised me some too...wouldn't have minded hooking some ho's though...especially if they came to the fly like this one...
  7. Andrew Lawrence Active Member

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    Ahhhh hell Sean. Way to ruin a man's party. (Good eye by the way.)

    Nice fish golfman65
  8. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Damn you are getting good with your photoshop skills!
  9. ralfish Active Member

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    coho... awfully early for a summer to be getting a kype..
  10. Derek Day Rockyday

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    From the pic, it looks like a coho.
  11. Yard Sale Active Member

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    I meant the Abel nippers. Fancy!
  12. golfman65 Guest

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    spots all through the tail..top and bottom!! not a kype..pic's make it look like one but there wasn't one and I had my hand inside the mouth to get the hook out...
    Don't ask me how it traslated in pictures? but it was full on trout colors..our debate was whether it was a big trout or steelhead? never a discussion on it being a ho...
  13. Steffan Brown ...

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    Maybe if you tell us where you were, we can verify whether it was a large trout, coho or steelhead. The photo just doesn't give us enough definitive evidence.
  14. Salmo_g Active Member

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    I can't see enough of the fish to be sure one way or the other. But the snout, thumb notwithstanding, looks like it could be coho, as does the anal fin. Coho don't develop kypes. Kypes (the upward hook of the lower jaw) go with Salmo species or former Salmo species. Pacific salmon develop a hook nose, especially coho.
  15. Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    It's a cute lil' guy, bet he didn't know he was little though.
  16. golfman65 Guest

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    Ok, ok...I will REMEMBER to take my camera with me from now on.

    I would normally take a pic like in my avatar to make little fish look bigger..:) then you would have seen the color and tail better...but I have to admit, this has been pretty fun!!!
  17. Smalma Active Member

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    As Salmo said both the snout and anal fin suggest coho. In addition the apparent lack of spots on the dorsal fin as well as a pectoral fin that appears to be opague rather than transparent again suggest coho rather than steelhead.

    Pretty common to see some spotting on the tail of in-river coho with the spots mostly confined to the upper and lower lobes of the tail. Can not tell you how many times I have seen anglers based on coloration were fooled into thinking a coho was a steelhead.

    Finally in the last two days I have handled very similar fish from two different north Sound rivers that were clearly coho.

    In short IMHO ths dandy little fish is a coho.

    Curt
  18. golfman65 Guest

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    pappi 3.jpg You know I would have bet anyone on here money it was a steelie..I have caught more then a few ho's and never had one this color Hoh river green back or exactly like the hatchery brats green back..the spots on the tail also had me going...

    The talk of the anal fin etc. got me going over all my old pic's etc...I found this fish from my gear days...while you'll say that's almost the same fish..this one was a much more grey blue back ..but if you zoom in the tail...there are spots on the bottom part of the fin as well...they are little where the fish in my original pic's were a bit more pronouced...

    Fuck me ..could I be wrong?
  19. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Could you be wrong? You are fishing. I'm typing. Who cares if I think your small steelhead is a coho? Still a nice bright fish caught on the fly. What's not to like about that?
  20. DKL Nude to the board

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    Anybody that wears a handsome sweatshirt like the one in that picture can't ever be wrong.

    DKL