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hatchery steelhead

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by windyflat, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. windyflat

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    My Daughter snapped these pictures today.. Had a great day visiting the Powder Mills Park Hatchery just outside of Rochester NY..


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  2. wireguy

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    Shark attack!!
     
  3. GW22

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    Green with black spots? Must be a different type of steelhead than I'm used to.

    -Gary
     
  4. slayer

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    look like browns
     
  5. windyflat

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    Salmon river steelhead


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  6. BL350

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    Dear WF,
    The fish in your picture with it's mouth open is a Brown Trout in the stream color phase. It also looks like it has a blunt upper nose and may have a microwire in its nose for ID info also.............Sincerely, X-Jet Boat Bill
     
  7. windyflat

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    Plenty of browns in that tank.. including the fish above the one grabbing the fish pellet.. The browns have much bigger spots.

    If you look at the second photo you'll see a male brookie at the top then a big rainbow, then a brown trout then another rainbow.

    The biggest browns at this hatchery were about 2/3 the size of the big rainbows..

    I've caught a ton of NY browns in my 43yrs.. never caught one with a pink stripe all the way down it's side.
    Learn something new every day I guess
     
  8. BL350

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    Dear WF,
    Your picture fish COULD be a rainbow if it had spots on the tail. A few orange and brown spots on it sides would have definitely locked in as a BROWN trout. If this pic. was in the fall and the spots were all black.....RAINBOW The size of the mouth leans me towards a brown. A pink halo on the side makes me lean towards a rainbow....or........a Palimino possibly. Sincerely, X-Jet Boat Bill
     
  9. Bill Hom

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    Unless there is a different strain of Brown trout in New york than are here in California, the photos appear to be Rainbow trout or Steelhead Rainbow trout. The Browns here do not have red lateral lines. The one with its mouth open Looks to be a older hook jaw male. The last photo appears to be in spawning color. Bill Hom
     
  10. windyflat

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    tons of small spots on the tail of the fish taking the pellet from Natalie
     
  11. W.P.T.

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    The truth is in the tasting, I love trout ... Nice pictures by the way ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    No trout in this bad boy!!!!! BC Steelie.
     
  14. C-Money

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    I believe they are all brood stock steelhead, colored up like they should be when in a river system or hatchery for quite a while. They are not silver until they have spent time in a big body of water like a great lake, or the Pacific ocean. Lots of fish experts on here, but I believe the OP that these are steelhead. All a steelhead is, is a lake/ocean run rainbow trout.
     
  15. W.P.T.

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    My expertice ends at tasting, I am not a fisherman but enjoy helping the friends of mine that are get rid of fish they catch ... I will even bring the beer for them being as I am not much of the drinker, but a damn good cook and taster ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  16. rw993

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    Steelhead salmon (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are commonly known as trout, but in fact they are a species of salmon native to the Pacific region. Land locked steelheads are also known as rainbow trout; in fact that is their common name. The term steelhead is used to differentiate between those rainbows that stay in fresh water permanently and those that go out to the ocean. Both rainbow and steelhead trout will return to the place where they hatched in order to spawn; therefore, steelheads are an anadromous species. Unlike their Pacific salmon cousins, steelheads and rainbows can spawn numerous times before dying.
     
  17. slayer

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    rw that is a pic of a happy guy! Wish it was me. Bill
     
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