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Old 08-10-2018, 04:32 PM
DHx507 DHx507 is offline
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Default Native??

Caught this little guy up in Pittsburg

I was under the assumption this is a native trout. Always what Iíve been told with the red dots above the top of the body. Another guy I talked to just told me it was a salmon. But all the salmon Iíve caught have never had the red spots along the top. It also doesnít look like a salmon to me.

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Old 08-10-2018, 05:39 PM
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It looks like a brown to me. It could be born in the river. There are wild browns in that area. Native trout in my mind are Brookies and that’s not one of those.
It’s tough angle to judge. If the spots on the back are x shapes it’s a salmon. Those fins and shape look very trouty.
After looking at this pic again and seeing a v shaped tail I have changed my mind. I’m going with salmon.

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Old 08-10-2018, 10:16 PM
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Very hard to tell if it is a salmon or brown from the pic, but most salmon par i've caught have those red dots.

Neither salmon nor browns are native to that river... only brookies. It could be wild, but either way... its a fish... nice owrk.
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Old 08-11-2018, 02:27 PM
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The maxillary (jaw line) in this case extends only ďtoĒ the eye, therefore in this picture , this is a salmon. With a brown, the maxillary extends beyond to well beyond the eye...
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:45 PM
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