Fish ID?

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Kent Lufkin, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Kyle McCurdy

    Kyle McCurdy Member

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    Shiner for sure. Only reason I know is cause I just caught one and had no idea and asked my grandfather.

    This one was in lake sutherland. They got introduced a long while ago when all that lake had were big cutthroat and anglers would use shiners as live bait.
     
  2. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I'd say Shiner.
     
  3. phatboyle

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    I was up at Ross Lake last weekend. What a great place.

    I heard from many folks that the fishing has improved quite a bit over the past 3 years, likely due to the shiners. There sure are a lot in the lake. They follow flies and seem to hang out in schools. Not hard to see or find at all. Hopefully the rainbow and bull trout fry will survive the competition.

    It's sad to see species introduced into the watershed, but of course, it's an artificial setting now anyway with the damns and all.

    We had quite good luck fishing up there with rainbows and bull trout hitting our wet flies.
    Pat
     
  4. Steffan Brown

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    I've had one of these before, but it doesn't look like that...:rofl:
     
  5. Allison

    Allison Banned or Parked

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    I assume if it was a high lake that you told Brian and or the bios about that. Weird.
     
  6. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    Whitefish can be found in lakes up here and are the primary food source for pike and lake trout in the interior. But I don't think that's a whitefish