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I fished Quincy today, along with a host of others. At one point, I noticed fish up shallow....really shallow...right against the bank...pushing water around...big fish. Threw my slumpbuster up against the bank and stripped it back as quick as I could hoping to get a reaction bite to whatever they were eating. Turns out they weren't eating at all. I hooked into a big fish and got it to the net. Turned out to be a 23" female rainbow spewing eggs all over my kayak. I released her as quick as I could and she swam off. I sat and watched what was going on and it looked like there were probably 5 or 6 big females, attended by a host of 17-19 inch males. Really neat to see.
So my question is, does Quincy have a naturally reproducing population, or were these fish just going through the motions?
The drive back to Tri-Cities in the jeep with the kayak on top was something else...whoa...some wind in the Gorge today!
 

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I fished Quincy today, along with a host of others. At one point, I noticed fish up shallow....really shallow...right against the bank...pushing water around...big fish. Threw my slumpbuster up against the bank and stripped it back as quick as I could hoping to get a reaction bite to whatever they were eating. Turns out they weren't eating at all. I hooked into a big fish and got it to the net. Turned out to be a 23" female rainbow spewing eggs all over my kayak. I released her as quick as I could and she swam off. I sat and watched what was going on and it looked like there were probably 5 or 6 big females, attended by a host of 17-19 inch males. Really neat to see.
So my question is, does Quincy have a naturally reproducing population, or were these fish just going through the motions?
The drive back to Tri-Cities in the jeep with the kayak on top was something else...whoa...some wind in the Gorge today!
No natural spawning there, just fry plants. These fish are not triploids so they will attempt to go through the motions.
 

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Well, they spawn … but without moving water, the eggs don't survive …
Thanks for the info. This wasn't down at the launch but some hard bottom further up the lake. Still pretty cool to see....and draw the reaction strike....and play a 23 inch fish to the net.
 
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