Reply by: not too old to fish Posted: 7/22/2014 12:57:50 PM Points: 5235
The more I look at the picture the more convinced I am of this one being a brook trout. The lack of a rainbow stripe and the absents of black spots on the head or anywhere else makes me doubt it is a bow. The fins are covered up in the photo so you can't see if they have the white edges. It looks similar to the picture of the brook trout on the Fish Species page. The worm like markings on the back are unique to brook trout.
Reply by: Wilderfish Posted: 8/8/2014 11:05:46 AM Points: 0
Late to the thread here but I have a few thoughts on the tail. If you were close to Gross (well below Pinecilffe) then a Mackinaw or Tiger Muskie may have gotten a piece of the tail when the fish was still in the Reservoir. Who knows though, there are all kinds of hazards in a river. Nice fish.
Reply by: NativeCuttie Posted: 8/8/2014 11:52:20 AM Points: 380
Nice fish. Was this last Saturday? I was there with my wife and may have been you and your buddy that I spoke to when you guys had just got done fishing. Shortly after we raised hell up to Rollins Pass to hit Yankee. We ended up taking Jenny Creek Trail and that beat us to$!*. Was too tired to really get any fishing in. I got a few casts in but was unable to nab a tiger. Rangers were half way up the pass checking ATV's for spark arrestors and registration. A few guys had to turn around with a nice ticket added. Great catch!