No natural spawning there, just fry plants. These fish are not triploids so they will attempt to go through the motions.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!