Reply by: skiman Posted: 6/11/2012 11:21:37 AM Points: 547
J-FISHER... Not meaning any disrespect...but are you certain it was a lake trout and not a splake? Seems unlikely to me a laker would swim a river...habitat is usually a lake and deep. Anyone else want to weigh in on this? Good Fishing! Ski
Many years ago fishing at Twin Lakes we were hitting 14-16 inch lakers in the river. Water was rushing out due to runoff on theinlet. Figured they had been washed downstream. Not a lot of fight in them. Actually caught a 4 inch rainbow that had more fight.
Another place that I have caught a Lake trout was below. down stream from Lake San Cristobal, As the lake fork runs into Blue Mesa could have come up from Blue Mesa or out of San Cristobal, A surprise but it happens. It was about a 15 inch one.
Reply by: fishinyota Posted: 6/20/2012 7:52:33 AM Points: 0
Pug...the EXACT opposite of what you said is true...splake have a more square tail than a lake trout. It's simple genetics...lakers have a very forked tail, brookies have a square tail. Since the splake is a cross, its tail is in the middle.