Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Alosa, Nov 4, 2012.
Smoltification. One of many, not so minor, differences.
Having grown up in the Great Lakes I see the difference in the two "Steelhead / Rainbow" fish and locales is that there are a lot more of them in the Great Lakes. Policy makers in that region have a spine, ran the numbers and realized a long time ago that sport fishermen were a significant contributor to small town economies - so they groomed the resource with that intent in mind.
I want to see Taimen introduced to our salmon rivers - because sea run Taimen ROCK(!!!) and Smallmouth to the Bogie.
I really hope you're joking
Fuck smallmouth! I hate those little buggers.
I doubt that policy makers had anything to do with the prolification of rainbows in the Great Lakes other than introduction. More than likely it is due to the introduction of an invasive species at the cost of native species. I think you might want to do a bit more research on your Great Lakes and what has happened to the native inhabitants since the introduction of Pacific salmon and your precious fresh water "steelhead". Everything has a price.
Brook trout? What are those?!
Well, congratulations! You're insane. If you want Taimen I suggest you hop on a lane to Mongolia.
What about Kokanee and Sockeye ;-)
Fun to catch on light fly rods.
Brook trout are actually in the Char family
Yes, fully aware. What Im saying is what do you think the browns and "steelhead" have displaced?
Id still very much like to catch a sea run brookie
From what I've read pacific salmon and steelhead were also used to help control the invasive alewife species in the greatlakes.
The more you know....