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

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Lake Trout

    4 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Sockeye

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  4. Mountain Whitefish

    9 vote(s)
    15.0%
  5. Lake Whitefish

    37 vote(s)
    61.7%
  6. Other

    8 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. BDD

    BDD Active Member

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    taken a few days ago at the Wanapum Video Fish Count Station?
     

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  2. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Looks like it can't jump!
     
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  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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  4. BDD

    BDD Active Member

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    I wanted to go back and add that as a possibility but couldn't figure out how to do it. Good guess, I guess.
     
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  5. SpringCreek

    SpringCreek Addicted to Cane.......

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    Based on the fork in the tail it is not an Atlantic Salmon or any of the other Salmon species. Looks to be a lake whitefish.
     
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    Actually, whitefish are in the salmonid group; one of the distinguishing characteristics is the adipose on the dorsal (top) side near the posterior (tail side) of the fish. Catfish also possess an adipose fin but are not part of the salmonids.
     
  7. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    shark, ha ha.
     
  8. dflett68

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    just looking at the profile in the first thumbnail it struck me as a channel cat with that tail. but the adipose and the mouth obviously don't work for that. considering both of those traits, i'm with spring creek.
     
  9. Rich Schager

    Rich Schager You should have been here yesterday...

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    I voted for a lake whitefish
     
  10. fisherjon

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    i say lake trout to me the upper jaw just doesnt look like its overhanging much like with a whitefish especially in the second photo and the color doesnt look right to me either looks to dark and look at the belly it goes from really dark to really white belly most whitefish to me dont have that drastic of a color change only a predator that feeds on other fish would look like that because from sides or the top it looks like the water or the bottom of the lake and looking up at it it looks the sun or the light i think only predators that ambush and hunt other fish have it could just be the lighting or me i just dont think whitefish go from that dark to a really white belly i mean they will have a dark grey back sometimes but it doesnt go all the way down to their belly their sides usually look more of lighter silver to me
     
  11. looks like a very small maako to me
     
  12. psycho

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    I voted Lake Whitefish, all the whitefish that I have caught looked like those two.
     
  13. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Good call, whitefish.
     
  14. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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  15. fisherjon

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    in the second photo behind the head is it me or do i see faint yellowish spots?