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River: Big Thompson River - RMNP

What kind of trout is this?

Post By: ualgremlin      Posted: 4/7/2014 6:12:18 PM     Points: 3541    
Found this little guy injured near some rocks. Thought it was a lure. What kind of trout is this?
 Reply by: bones72      Posted: 4/7/2014 6:24:35 PM     Points: 125    
My vote goes to baby brown just heavily par marked. I do see some vermiculation (worm pattern) in the dorsal area, that could be an indication of a tiger trout. With the floods last year brookies could have found there way to lower elevations before the fall spawn. Used to catch one or two wild tiger trout every year in Shenandoah Natl Park when I was a kid growing up in Virginia. They never made it to any size maybe 7" at best but where quite the trophy
 Reply by: lewdog      Posted: 4/7/2014 6:26:11 PM     Points: 3940    
That's a fingerling.
 Reply by: The Matty      Posted: 4/7/2014 9:30:16 PM     Points: 1205    
there are no spots on the tail, so probably a brown........

Where in RMNP were you fishing? If it was a high elevation it might be a brook? From what I understand browns don't live very high up, and dont live in really cold water?
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 4/8/2014 5:20:29 AM     Points: 2329    
Fingerling Brook Trout. Good Fishing!
 Reply by: ualgremlin      Posted: 4/8/2014 10:55:05 AM     Points: 3541    
Reply to The Matty- I found this fish in the streams of Moraine Park.
 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: 4/8/2014 11:05:55 AM     Points: 2703    
Yup, a small brookie.
Fun stuff.

 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: 4/8/2014 11:57:28 AM     Points: 3779    
cool little fish and great pic !
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: 4/8/2014 5:43:35 PM     Points: 6130    
Brookie. I would know.
 Reply by: Freestone303      Posted: 4/8/2014 5:45:08 PM     Points: 442    
Yeah looks like a brookie for sure.