First Steelhead

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Rev Trout, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. elroostere

    elroostere Member

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    An absolute monster cutt. Awesome fish!
     
  2. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    yeah, now that i look closer i'm seeing it too. my buddy caught a monster cut last week that he thought was a steel until he was getting ready for photo ops
     
  3. fish on!

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    With a wife in school and watching my daughter everyday...I'm truly jealous!

    Sounds like fun!
     
  4. Plecoptera

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    Well not a steelhead, but a damn nice cutt. Don't blame you for thinking it was a steel, I wouldn't have expected that fish out of the Wenatchee.
     
  5. Rev Trout

    Rev Trout Rev Trout

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    First Steelhead, no second big Cut…

    I have only seen a couple of Steelies up close, I’m pretty much a rookie here. I am kind of embarrassed that I didn’t see that it was a Cut, It really fought hard for a Cut. Anyway, I emailed the picture to my fish biologist son-in-law. He thinks it looks more like a large Cut. He asked me if it had the slashes under the jaw. I didn’t get a good look. After I took the picture he got a little feisty and I went ahead and released him. I does look like slashes in the picture below.

    When I think about it, would a small Steelie (20 inches) have anything like the bit of a hooked jaw that this thing has?
     
  6. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

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    Nice cutt! In the second picture you can barely see the red slits under the jaw but who cares if its not a steelhead! thats a killer cutty!
     
  7. Rev Trout

    Rev Trout Rev Trout

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    Thanks guys, your making feel better.
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Sticking with the afore mentioned AMEN Rev. Besides, what would you rather catch, a very large cutthroat or a puny steelhead?
     
  9. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Beautiful cutty Rev, very nice indeed.
     
  10. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Bigger Cutts will fight just as hard as a wild Steelhead. I used to catch them that big out of Pilchuck creek. But that don't happen any more.

    Nice looking fish no matter what it is called. Fish that look like that really blend into the colors of Fall.

    Jim
     
  11. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    Sweeeeet!!!!!!
     
  12. Steffan Brown

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    Awesome fish!!! I had no clue the Wenatchee had such beastly cutts... Good work.
     
  13. jcalderon

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    I may, or may not have had the same thing happen on a different E wa river a few weeks back. Swore it was a steelhead..
     
  14. HauntedByWaters

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    I call those fish........









    ..........Cuttheads.


    They actually do have steelhead genes in them as do a lot of the steelhead have cutt genes. These fish sure get frisky.
     
  15. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    That's an awesome fish, Rev- particularly so for a Cutt. But it's an easy enough mistake without having seen the throat slashes. Here's a eastside steel caught a couple weeks ago that looks amazingly like your fish, save for the pink lateral stripe.

    Well done!