Trout, Brown the pyromaniac

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Species: 
Trout, Brown
Location: 
Tinker Creek (tributary of Roanoke River), Hollins/Roanoke, VA
Date Caught: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Notes: 
1" section of Berkley Gulp nightcrawler

Comments

the pyromaniac's picture

The spotting on this fish makes me wonder if it might be one of the Ohrid trout from the Marion hatchery, which doesn't usually contribute fish this far east, because it's a little different from the browns I've caught before, but until I can say definitively, we'll call this one a brown.

the pyromaniac's picture

Revisited this one last month. Still not 100% convinced it's Salmo trutta.

Graceclaw's picture

Wow, that is a really neat pattern. Definitely looks like some subspecies of Brown Trout - nothing like the ones I've seen or caught.

the pyromaniac's picture

I've caught a couple of these. I don't know, kinda bothers me because I know there's something not quite right.