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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-21-2015, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Wild brown?

I just wanted to get some opinions on this brown I caught a few weeks ago. I was fishing Spring Creek near my camp and managed to catch it on an olive wooly bugger. The picture really doesn't do the color justice. It was a deep golden brown and the fins had quite a bit of color on them as well. It just didn't strike me as looking like a stocked brown.


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Re: Wild brown?

100% stocker. The pectoral fin is deformed. There's is no "blue spot" near the eye.

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Re: Wild brown?

Thanks. The fins seemed better formed than most stocked trout I've caught so that kind of threw me off. I've caught native brookies in this stream before so the condition and color of this fish had me wondering.

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Re: Wild brown?

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I just wanted to get some opinions on this brown I caught a few weeks ago. I was fishing Spring Creek near my camp and managed to catch it on an olive wooly bugger. The picture really doesn't do the color justice. It was a deep golden brown and the fins had quite a bit of color on them as well. It just didn't strike me as looking like a stocked brown.

i have been told the blue spot doesnt all mean its wild or not, its just the strain of brown. I have caught my fair share of wild browns without the blue spot


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Re: Wild brown?

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Both of the wild browns in your photos have the "blue" spot.

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Re: Wild brown?

I typed a detailed response to your question. It took about 15 minutes. When I went to submit it the website had timed out. I don't have the patience to do it again.

Maybe someone else can take the photos and draw arrows to the "blue" spots? I don't know how to do that.

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Re: Wild brown?

if ur talking about the spot behind the eye, its black...it doesnt matter either way. There are a lot signs that shows a fish being wild but not all of them have them all might just be one or two. A fish that has been in the water for a while can take on a lot of these traits due to their diet. For me the hardest to tell are rainbows once they lose their par marks.
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