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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Wild or Stocked?

I caught and released this beauty yesterday out of a stream which is known for Natives but they also stock.. I have never caught a native.. So if this is one it is my first.. Please let me know what you think.. Alot of people I have showed the picture to said it was a native...

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 03:37 PM
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Re: Wild or Stocked?

Looks stocked to me...but I could certainly be mistaken.
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Re: Wild or Stocked?

hold over stockie from the previous year IMO nice colorful fish though

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 04:14 PM
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Re: Wild or Stocked?

It's a stocked brook trout from this year. I'm 100% sure.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 06:29 PM
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Re: Wild or Stocked?

Stocked trout, no question.

Look at the pectoral fin, the one behind the head, by your thumb.

Notice how the edges are real frayed, and how most of fin has an opaque, milky appearance, rather then being more transparent.

Also, it's pretty big for a native brookie. The natives can get that big, but they are pretty rare.

And your chances of catching a native brookie that big in a stocked stream are extremely rare. Because stocking attracts fishing pressure, so the native brookies get cropped hard near the legal size limit of 7 inches in stocked streams.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 10:05 PM
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Re: Wild or Stocked?

STOCKIE NO DOUBT
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-02-2015, 01:27 AM
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Re: Wild or Stocked?

the native trout near my camp up north tend to have a more pinkish underneath(belly).. not an expert but just something I observed..they are also smaller and twice as aggressive when they hit..

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-02-2015, 08:22 AM
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Re: Wild or Stocked?

definitely a stocked brook trout but a holdover from last season or so.

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