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Quebec Red Trout

Post By: Herf      Posted: 5/9/2022 7:53:54 AM     Points: 150    
Good Morning
I just got back from a fishing trip to try to catch a Quebec Red Trout. And was successful at catching one the rarest fish salmonids in North America.
The Quebec Red Trout is a landlocked Arctic Char, same subspecies of Arctic Char of Maine (Sunapee & Blueback) and formally of New Hampshire. These guys a different subspecies of char than what we have in Dillon Reservoir.

Not a lot of information out there but there is just enough if you dig deep enough. And I should also mention that there are plenty of guides/outfitters/camps that say they do have the Quebec Red but most are just a different color brook trout.

 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: May. 9, 9:24:27 AM     Points: 69898
beautiful Ty! You know I live vicariously through your travels?
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: May. 9, 11:56:23 AM     Points: 10971
Very kool fish to check off the bucket list. Congrats. Thanks for sharing!!!
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: May. 9, 2:50:56 PM     Points: 8411
I was doing just fine, trying to catch one of each species, and now you gotta throw out "one of the rarest salmonids"

Curses, and congratulations on checking off a tough one.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: May. 9, 3:50:49 PM     Points: 2301
Definitely one of the coolest things I've seen on here.
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: May. 10, 10:53:16 AM     Points: 329
dolly varden = red trout? or do dollies have access to the sea but just dont go out?
 Reply by: Herf      Posted: May. 10, 12:02:07 PM     Points: 150
Just wanted to say thanks to all the replies and views.

Dolly Varden does not equal Quebec Red Trout. Quebec Red Trout are a subspecies of arctic char which is similar to Dolly Varden but a different subspecies.

Char = genus Salvelinus
Bull Trout = Salvelinus Confluenus
Brook Trout = " " Fontinalis
Aurora Trout = " " Fontinalis Timagamiensis
Lake Trout = " " Namaychus
Southern Dolly Varden = " " Malma Lordi
Northern Dolly Varden = " " Malma Malma
North American Arctic Char = " " Alpinus Erythrinus
Blueback/Sunapee/Quebec Red = " " Alpinus Oquassa

The blueback/sunapee/Quebec Red are landlocked populations.
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: May. 12, 3:38:53 PM     Points: 329
whoa interesting! didnt know there were that many different subspecies, cool to know, thanks for sharin

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