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what kind of fish is this???
my buddy and I went fishing on the cowlits river near I-5 last weekend and pulled a bunch of these little guys out. just wondering what they were, im thinking some type of trout, maybe steelhead smolts or char or something? thanks in advance for any help!

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Re: [slumpbuster] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
Got a picture for us?
~Ryan

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Re: [doolay] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
oh yeah, that would be helpful.



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Re: [slumpbuster] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
Well...that is a trout of some kind, but its hard to tell exactly what kind it is. Its looks like a rainbow (steelhead) but I'm not familar with the area so I'm not sure what kind of fish live there.
~Ryan

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Re: [slumpbuster] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
looks like a rainbow to me. I would ask around to see if they stocked any and if they stocked fingerlings. just looks like a fingerling to me. basically a baby trout

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Re: [slumpbuster] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
That is definitely a rainbow. Looks like a female. The jaw doesn't extend past the eye and look at the tail fin and lateral line those are dead giveaways.
"There are sport fishermen, then there are those who catch fish"
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Re: [Dan3260] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
and being a steelhead is a sea run raibow..........
SMOLT?
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Ok, but..... Just one more cast!

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Re: [slumpbuster] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
I fish Caterpillar Island on the Mighty Columbia, not too far from where you are fishing, except I am on the Washington side. I catch them once in a while and wondered what they were and an experienced fisherman was putting his boat in and I caught one and asked him. He said it was a stealhead smolt also. I was going to cut it for bait and he told me he thought it was allowed. The regulations in this state are so complicated and cumbersome I would not be surprized at any reg anymore. It almost keeps me from fishing at all, which is what I think the whole point of so many restrictions is.

One fish at a time...
Lewis

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Re: [slumpbuster] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
Yep, i would say that is rainbow too.

Btw, I don't know about you guys but with the fishes that i catch i don't eat or sell them i just put them back... =\
(This post was edited by sputnik on May 28, 2010, 9:22 AM)

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Re: [sputnik] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
i only keep them if im planning on eating them that night.


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Re: [slumpbuster] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
that is a trout the pic im small so i cnt tell w/ exact type tho. nice fish


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its far more serious than that.

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Re: [slumpbuster] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
Wow !!!
Yeah I really liked those pics. Would have been much better if you could some more of them. It would be so nice of you.
Keep posting........
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Stuart
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Re: [slumpbuster] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
i thought this kind is a family of trout fish.

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Re: [fishingcanada] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
No doubt, she's a rainbow.




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Re: [slumpbuster] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
slumpbuster wrote:
my buddy and I went fishing on the cowlits river near I-5 last weekend and pulled a bunch of these little guys out. just wondering what they were, im thinking some type of trout, maybe steelhead smolts or char or something? thanks in advance for any help!

baby trout, for sure
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Re: [LargeLakeFish] what kind of fish is this??? In reply to
Definitely a Rainbow Trout. They don't get their pink band until they are older, and that one looks pretty small, so that suggests that it is a young trout.