Post By: priceisright Posted: 5/27/2012 8:02:18 PM Points: 40
Had a successful weekend of fishing this weekend despite the massive amount of people and the horrible winds!! little brother and I were successful at catching about 20 fish this weekend. caught 7 trolling around in witchers cove. Then we caught another 13 on the dream stream.
fish we caught were in between 10 to 21 inches. The bigger ones came out of the dream stream. We could of caught hooking up to about 18 but they either came off the hook or broke the line.
Wow, that sounds like a super cool weekend fishing !!!!! I told myself when I moved here when I fished Rapmart that it is so cool to actually be living the things they show in Field and Stream and look at you guys up there at 11 mile and the Dream Stream. Not many people get to do what we get to do!!!
I don't know what that one is for sure becasue there is confilicting pics on a search for Golden Trout but it sure is beautiful :) Did you guys both catch one of those?
Thanx! it was the first time we actually got to get out of the house and go fish! We each caught one of the golden trout of whatever it is, mine was about 2.5 pounds and 18 inches and his was about 17 inches and 2 pounds. Sorry for the confusion!! They're two different fish, no the same one!!
Golden, Albino, Palomino, whatever it is has to be one of the prettiest fish that He or I have ever caught!! Never heard of them being in colorado so it was a lot of fun catching a type of fish you never have seen nor heard of!!
I have seen a golden trout which was caught by my brother-in-law at Wolford Mountain Reservoir where they were once stocked in hopes they would reproduce there. I believe they originally came from the Sierra Nevada mountains. Beautiful fish that was truly golden in color. These fish are more yellowish and just as beautiful. Never heard of a Palimino trout, can anyone tell me more? Thanks.
Reply by: roy boy Posted: 5/28/2012 1:53:16 PM Points: 555
I might be wrong, I just punched up palomino trout and they also call it a golden trout. When I was really young my uncle and I always talked about hiking into the Sierra Nevada mountains to go and try to catch a golden but we never made it up there. My uncle said very few if any ever caught a golden. And he also said that they were very small trout. I hope this helps, Roy
Reply by: Boneless Brown Posted: 5/28/2012 2:13:50 PM Points: 0
Very cool pictures, looks like a great time with your brother.
Not a golden trout like those in the Sierras. But check out this... [log in for link]
Golden Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss Species overview. The golden rainbow trout is a gold-orange rainbow trout raised under artificial fish culture conditions and stocked as a novelty for angling sport. The golden rainbow was developed from one fish, a single female trout with a genetic mutation that gave her a mixed golden and normal rainbow trout coloration. She was found in the West Virginia hatchery system in 1954. Through selective breeding with regularly marked rainbow trout, an all-gold, golden rainbow trout was developed. In 1963, this fish strain was popularized as the “West Virginia Centennial Golden Trout.” Pennsylvania and other states hybridized the pure strain of West Virginia golden trout with normal rainbows and produced palomino trout, which were true genetic palominos. Palomino trout were first stocked in Pennsylvania in 1967. Since then, the genetic strain in Pennsylvania has weakened, but in recent years the hybrid was selectively bred back closer to the stronger, better-colored golden rainbow trout. Although palominos were stocked as both average-sized and large trout, today’s golden rainbow is raised only to trophy size for anglers and stocked throughout the state.
The golden rainbow trout is a different species than the golden trout (Oncorhynchus aguabonita) of some California streams. In fish hatcheries, the rainbow trout has occasionally produced other unusual genetic mutations, such as the blue rainbow trout, whose body color is sky-blue.
Identification: Golden rainbows are a deep golden-yellow in body color, with pinkish lower fins, pink or red tones on their cheeks and with the rainbow’s reddish lateral stripe. There is no spotting on the body or fins. The Pennsylvania record golden rainbow trout is over 13 pounds.
Habitat: The golden rainbow trout’s habitat preferences are identical to those of the normally colored rainbow trout. It is stocked throughout the state in appropriate trout waters. No rainbow trout or golden rainbows are planted in the Lake Erie watershed.
Life history: The golden rainbow is reared in fish culture stations. Spawning in the wild is unlikely, because golden rainbows are highly visible in streams both to anglers and predators like blue herons and ospreys. Golden rainbows and palomino rainbows grow larger and faster than regular rainbows. They have “hybrid vigor,” a trait often seen in crossbred plants and animals. Their food preferences are similar to those of other trout.
So, apparently a Golden and a Palomino are the same thing. It makes sense since a Palomino horse is golden in color. I urge everyone, if you do not already do so, put these fish back in the water ASAP, and don't be shy about suggesting that others do the same if you ever see somebody else catch one. Fish that beautiful are just too precious to waste in a frying pan.
Whoops, I wrote my previous message while the one above it was being posted. My apologies, of course. These fish got into Elevenmile somehow, but I have never heard of them being stocked there. Does anybody know to contact the local DOW guy to see what happened and when?
Golden trout in California rarely get much over about 10". I have only seen one and never caught any. They inhabit very high lakes and streams in the central Sierra Nevade mountains. Originally native to the kern River, they have been stocked in several other locations. They are very golden in color, not the washed out yellow of the Palomino trout.
Reply by: Trout Molester Posted: 6/9/2012 5:52:11 AM Points: 20
Beautiful fish by the way and great pics!
Sorry to burst anyones bubble but that is not a Golden Trout. Unless someone stocked them themselves, Golden trout havent been stocked in Colorado since the mid 70's. That is definitely a Palomino Trout.
The Palomino Trout is a genetically made trout which often gets mistaken for a Golden Trout. Palomino Trout are sometimes referred to as Albino Trout which I am not sure is entirely correct. Either way, it's a fish that is not natural and genetically altered at a hatchery. Usually, these fish are stocked at private fishing ranches and gives anglers an opportunity to catch something different.
Regardless, it's still a trout and a beautiful fish. That fish is on my bucket list of trout to catch so I'll admit, I am jealous!
I included a picture of a Golden Trout as a reference.