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GOLDENTROUT
08-13-2008, 07:30 AM
This post is to show side by side pure strain small full color wild and Native Cal. trout that I catch every summer. enjoy!
Wild not Native in the USA Brown trout
http://i33.tinypic.com/f1fi3l.jpghttp://i34.tinypic.com/2aj6hax.jpg
Wild not Native to California Brook trout
http://i35.tinypic.com/b6rltu.jpg
winter
http://i33.tinypic.com/11jq346.jpg
spring
http://i34.tinypic.com/de65nn.jpg
Wild Native fish
Independence Lake strain Lahontan cutthroat trout
http://i38.tinypic.com/spdc8y.jpghttp://i37.tinypic.com/23kdngn.jpg
California Golden Trout
http://i35.tinypic.com/2m5atq8.jpghttp://i36.tinypic.com/25ftyz4.jpg
Wild could be Native Rainbow trout
http://i33.tinypic.com/14xc58x.jpghttp://i36.tinypic.com/289hoqh.jpg
Tight lines GT.

Mackattack
08-13-2008, 07:37 AM
Thanks GT luv those pics.

Mackattack

johnbfishin
08-13-2008, 09:41 AM
Thanks for posting those, great pics of some beautiful fish....love those colors. 8-)

metalmouth
08-13-2008, 09:53 AM
Excellent Photos! Thanks for taking the time to post them.

Don

billfisher
08-13-2008, 10:08 AM
GT - Thanks for the great photos. They also show why visual ID of trout can be so difficult. In particular the two cutts from Independence Lake are quite different in body shape and coloration. The second fish has a dark purplish hue that makes it look very much like its close cousin, the Paiute Trout. But all of those body spots give it away as a cutt.

Very interesting IMO.

buzzbait
08-13-2008, 10:12 AM
Those Gold Trout are crazy looking. Nic pics man. Thanks.

GOLDENTROUT
08-13-2008, 12:26 PM
The cool part about the cutts is they come from way up in the mountains at a head water spring and it goes dry on the way down so no cross breading with planted bows on the top end of the creek. I have been ask to get some fin samples because they have been identified by photo only and could be some other kind of cutthroat. I also have a long story about the Rainbows but Im working on the whats, whys and how the hells about the cutthroats first. Then Ill tell about the ones that mean the most to me ;D
Tight lines GT.

MattMan
08-13-2008, 12:56 PM
Terrific photos, Goldentrout. Thanks! ;)

Captain Compassion
08-13-2008, 03:31 PM
Very nice GT. Hadn't seen one of them Independence Lake Cutts in a while. Everything now seems to be the Pilot Peak strain.

CC

fishwish
08-13-2008, 04:57 PM
Very nice collection of photos GT. THANKS for taking the time. Do you ever fish warren lake at the headwater of prosser creek? I read that they stock cutts.

tinytrout
08-13-2008, 07:52 PM
Great pics. To bad all the trout were as colorful as those.

johnbfishin
08-13-2008, 09:16 PM
I also have a long story about the Rainbows but Im working on the whats, whys and how the hells about the cutthroats first. Then Ill tell about the ones that mean the most to me

So does this mean you are working on a write up?....if so, cool!

GOLDENTROUT
08-13-2008, 10:14 PM
So does this mean you are working on a write up?....if so, cool! Yes, when Im done Ill have detailed reports to help and protected them so our kids and there kids can enjoy native trout. I will tell kinda whats going on. The cutts and Bows shouldn't be in the spots they are in. They are breaking the rules about east and west slope drainages. I took drstressor with me to Id the rainbows as a pure strain. I did find a way for then to be Native but cant be sure until they get tested. Ill take some samples in the spring because the creek is in poor shape right now and needs the strong fish to live not be tested. And he thinks I should get fin samples from the cutts to see if maybe they are the original Tahoe/ Pyramid strain planted from Taylor creek back in the 1800's. I cant find out at this time how they got there. But I did get a book that should help and Im having a lot of fun ;D Also this post (Wilderness Adventures In The High Sierras) by Washoe Pirate has some good info on things everyone can do to help Native fish.
Tight lines GT.

red_perception
08-14-2008, 06:42 AM
Definately cool when you get a wild trout! Thanks for sharing and caring. This is one of my favorites, South Lake Tahoe strain. Soo many spots. http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/514/medium/100_17571.JPGGood luck, Eric :)

tejedarichard
08-14-2008, 03:25 PM
That's a collection to be proud of.

mrsockeye
08-14-2008, 04:50 PM
Excellent pictures Justin, hopefully you've found the missing link in the whole Pyramid Lake native cutts thing. I caught a brookie the other night ago, that makes a whopping 2 so far this season. ;D To much time chasing their big brothers... macks.

zhands
08-14-2008, 05:07 PM
What a tremendous contribution you are making to this board GT. You opened my eyes quite a bit further. Thanks for taking the time and being concerned for the future. What beautiful fish.



Z

GOLDENTROUT
08-15-2008, 05:26 PM
Your welcome and thanks for the kind words everyone ;D


Do you ever fish warren lake at the headwater of prosser creek? I read that they stock cutts. * I have for about an hour and not even a bite!

Red that cutt is cool, Ive only seen them in pic's before. Would you mind sending me a pm with some details about them? If not I understand *;)

Tigh lines GT.

Big O Tires Angler
08-15-2008, 06:25 PM
Great photos, thanks for the post!

BuckSnort
08-15-2008, 10:18 PM
Very cool,Thanks for sharing.

troutfan
08-16-2008, 01:17 PM
Those are some great pics. Wild and Native trout are one of the most colorful creatures you will find in nature. Beautiful!

cwebb
08-17-2008, 08:54 PM
Nice pix of trout, did you release any of them? Also, from your name, I assume you are in the hunt for big golden?

GOLDENTROUT
08-17-2008, 09:19 PM
Nice pix of trout, did you release any of them? *Also, from your name, I assume you are in the hunt for big golden? *
Welcome to the sniffer boards! All the fish were let go, but I do keep some every now and then because they are way better than freeze dried beef stew on long hikes ;D My name is a long story that has to do with the Rainbows in this post. I'll tell the story when its over or has an ending ;D ;D As for Goldens Ive been fishing for then for 13yrs and have caught four 18-21".

Tight lines GT.

nunee
08-19-2008, 11:40 PM
BEAUTIFUL FISH.

Thanks for sharing!

cwebb
08-21-2008, 09:55 PM
To GT: Hi Again, thanks for the reply. Read a lot of posts a few weeks ago when I was googling for golden lakes, and a lot of information was out there about the lakes that have the best fishing within the last few years. I was surprised that these anglers would divulge their spots, as there won't be many large golden within 3 to 5 hours into the back country. I fished one of them late July and the lake was still 3/4 iced and I only saw one small fish. I missed it by one week. Some of these lakes are really critical as to time, temperature, and of course your means of fishing, i.e., bait, lures or flies. It is one of the lakes that was mentioned, in the stream of replies regarding goldens. I'll try and find a pix of mine, but it was taken on a 35mslr in 1994 and I was a lot younger and could do the hike in about 3.5 hours, now it will probably take me an extra 45 minutes. I would like to catch them on flies, but not quite skilled enough and have only had luck on one lure and my last male took it, drat, it was my fav. Thanks again for the great pix, and worth waiting out on my sloooooooooow dial up....GH.

troutfan
08-22-2008, 04:16 AM
You should put a copy of this post (Without replies) on the Trout Pics thread before it fades into the back pages. Very nice pictorial. 8-)