Can You ID These Mystery Fish...

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

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  1. Bull Trout

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  2. Lake Trout

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    6.7%
  3. Sockeye

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    3.3%
  4. Mountain Whitefish

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  5. Lake Whitefish

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    61.7%
  6. Other

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  1. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Klingon carp.
     
  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    If you catch one, it's probably gonna be a dead one. You know how people like to smoke them things.

    I'm surprised for you people. You fish the rivers and you don't know whats out there.
     
  3. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Geez.... I thought you guys were just kidding. There is a bounty on the things.... sheesh.

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  4. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    I'm going to jump on the squawfish boat. I kept thinking these looked like squawfish and I couldn't make them into a lake whitefish.
     
  5. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    I think the adipose fin is pretty clear in those photos. That rules out Cyprinidae, which includes the northern pikeminnow, and other minnows. It is strong evidence that it is a salmonid. I'll agree with lake whitefish.
    D

    Here's a Joseph Tomelieri rendering:
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  6. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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

    K
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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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  11. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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

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  12. 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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    Nice work. That made me laugh!
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  14. 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.
     
  15. 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.