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    Re: River Steelhead Brag 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by maulich View Post
    Got out today and swung a Woolley Booger for a bit. Got a nice unclipped steely and a couple of squawfish. The squawfish were lovin' the Woolley Boogers.......

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    looks like the pike minnows are eating well. You did destroy them right????a smash to the head really hard works with your boot!!!
    it will save future salmon and steelhead smolts /fry

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    Re: River Steelhead Brag 2018

    Got out today and swung a Woolley Booger for a bit. Got a nice unclipped steely and a couple of squawfish. The squawfish were lovin' the Woolley Boogers.......

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    Re: River Steelhead Brag 2018

    Salmonidae

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    Re: River Steelhead Brag 2018

    Definitely a Salmon - in addition to the spots like Calndn pointed out, you can tell by the shape of the anal fin - long and shallow with 15-19 rays vs a Steelhead that is short and deep with 8-12 rays.
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    Re: River Steelhead Brag 2018

    1 for 2 so far.
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    Re: River Steelhead Brag 2018

    Yep carry on.

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    Re: River Steelhead Brag 2018

    Yes that's what I noticed myself right off the bat

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    Re: River Steelhead Brag 2018

    The fin right below the tail is the thing that screams salmon to me. it’s much bigger than a steelhead. Not including the jaw, spots, and color. A spawning steelhead looks like a really colorful rainbow trout with a bright red band. That fish looks brown. But whatever.

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    Re: River Steelhead Brag 2018

    It's definitely a salmon. Here are the spots enlarged. One steelhead the other salmon. Just looking at in normal size you can see it's a salmon clearly. Good job on all the steel guys.

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    Re: River Steelhead Brag 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by macfish View Post
    I'm on the river everyday and have yet to see a seal or otter. If you look at the spots on the fish in the pics it's not a salmon and yes some returns at the hatchery have a lot of white yuk.
    Some event in the fishes life caused it to loose it's slime/protective coating, thus allowing for fungal growth! VERY GOOD reason NOT to touch fish with ANYTHING dry, including the ground, if you plan on catch and release successfully!!! A lot of those fish where not released properly, earlier in life!

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