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Help with Fish ID please....

Post By: wagnut      Posted: 6/17/2021 11:02:33 AM     Points: 83    
Hey guys,

My Dad is fishing in South Dakota right now on the Missouri River and just caught this fish. They've fished there for 25+ years and have never caught anything but walleye, pike, perch, bass, and catfish. We are not really a trout fishing family but maybe this is a trout?? Can you guys help us identify for sure? I told him I know exactly where to go to get an definitive answer, haha!

Please go easy on me...I just want to make sure.

 Reply by: fishgutz      Posted: Jun. 17, 11:23:13 AM     Points: 131    
rainbow trout
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Jun. 17, 11:25:09 AM     Points: 886    
I'll bite on anything to bury the Wolf Pups thread.
That looks like a standard Rainbow trout to me.
From the colors, I'd guess he's fresh out of the hatchery, or not feeling well in the heat wave. Might as well eat it. Here's a decent recipe for trout amandine:
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 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Jun. 17, 11:32:58 AM     Points: 724    
Rainbow trout - wolf food. LOL just kidding...
 Reply by: Fishanator      Posted: Jun. 17, 11:34:23 AM     Points: 3    
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Jun. 17, 1:30:55 PM     Points: 6336    
Yes, you are correct Rainbow trout.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Jun. 17, 4:34:24 PM     Points: 10343    
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Jun. 17, 4:39:45 PM     Points: 886    
Thanks GoNe_FiShIn_11, meant to mention that first in my recipe. Scrape off the slime first.
 Reply by: navacito      Posted: Jun. 19, 10:45:09 PM     Points: 56    

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