Strange Methow Steelhead?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by zenzless, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Troutrageous

    Troutrageous Active Member

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    Zenzless, the descriptions kinda sound like a Chinook to me, did it look like the fish in this pic? That was a Chinook jack I caught earlier this year.
     
  2. Tyler Sadowski

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    Thats a pretty cool looking fish. Trout body but with king colors.
     
  3. Lex

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    Rick, Definitely a cutbow. Beautiful fish though. Nice job.

    How about this one? Did your large bow look like this one?
     
  4. zenzless

    zenzless Experienced Enthusiast

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    Funny, this has been bugging me since all the replies have come in. Troutrageous that Jack is interesting and has the sort of facial spotting but Lex's rainbow pic has a lot closer resemblence. I contend that it was a rainbow salted or not and not a Cutthroat or Chinook (or of course bull trout for that matter) and the best representation I could find is the rainbow on the bottom right of this page (I use the link for copyright reasons): http://bulkleysteelhead.com/rainbow-trout

    The uniqueness of that fish just had me scratching my head and though I wish I had a picture for this post and as a trophy it isn't always about that especially considering the wild/hatchery situation there. I guess the interest just shows the appeal of this passion we call fishing. - Thanks
     
  5. suckegg

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    This is from an old film camera. Fish was 25" long and 11.5 deep or 23" around I suppose. Main stem Columbia catch. I was alone and was interested in making is easy on the fish so the photo was quick & poor. At the time I swore it was a trout but years of catching various looking fish leaves me less certain for sure. I will say I have never caught another with such a deep heavy body as this one. My take is there are a variety of mixes of genes in the big C and they move around too. Not just within the Columbia but the tribs too from what I have seen. I seem to catch the trouty/steel mixes late March>early May and then mid Aug> mid Sept. They seem to be in the same places I fish for bass early and late in the season.
     
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    It's a BANR trout getting its spawn on!

    Big
    Assed
    Native
    Rainbow
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