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    What Am I?

    Caught this trout on the East Carson River on Monday. I believe it to be a rainbow with an interesting spot pattern. What do you all think?



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    I think it is a very pretty trout. Otherwise, I have no idea what brand it might be. Lol.

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    Re: What Am I?

    Tiger Trout?

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    Re: What Am I?

    Eliminating the obvious, it's not a brown, brook or mack. Not a golden-too many spots on the head to dorsal fin and the coloring is off. Rainbow-maybe, but seeing very little rainbow characteristics (some parr marks but no red or silver coloring really on gill plate).

    My guess: Cutthroat. Spots and coloring look similar to some I have seen.

    Either way, very cool looking fish!!

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    Round spots say rainbow. If there were vermiculations (squiggly lines) or rosettes (circle with hole in the middle) its' color pattern might suggest tiger trout, but I don't see any. Based solely on my completely unscientific wild arsed guess......

    Pretty fish regardless.

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    Re: What Am I?

    Never seen anything like it. I think it is probably a rainbow with genetic pigmentation mutations. An oddity, a rarity, probably never see anything like it again.
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    Re: What Am I?

    Well, what did it taste like ?

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    Re: What Am I?

    Quote Originally Posted by Waterdog View Post
    Never seen anything like it. I think it is probably a rainbow with genetic pigmentation mutations. An oddity, a rarity, probably never see anything like it again.
    That’s exactly what I said, a rainbow with pigmentation differences
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    Re: What Am I?

    looks like a tiger trout

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    Wait, was it caught in CA????

    If so, it might be a non-binary legless being that doesn't identify as a Oncorhynchus

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