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Thread: What kinda trout (Elk River)

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    Default What kinda trout (Elk River)

    Ok, fished the Elk today. Lived here for 16 years and fished the Elk all of them. But, today I caught a trout I couldn't ID. It looked like a brook trout, (red dots surrounded by black/gray) but lacked the yellowish orange bottom. It was about 12". If they stock brook trout in the Elk then I forgot!

    whatisit?
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    I'd say it was a brown.

    As a general rule, rainbows and browns have dark colored spots on light backgrounds while brookies have light colored spots on dark backgrounds.

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    Here's a brown from the Elk....Some are more brightly colored than others!


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    Brookies have white tipped fins. The brookies in the Caney aren't wild, but they're more of a greyish with white spots and white fins whereas browns are actually brown with black and red spots.

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    Let me describe it better. If you took a Rainbow and stripped it of it's spots but left the silvery look to it. Then added very widely spaced red spots with black/gray rings around them. No white tips and no yellow belly.

    I grew up in the smokies and have caught a slew of brownies and a "few" brookies and this thing looked like a brookie more than anything. I should have taken a picture but I was chest deep!

    If you take the pic of the brown in this thread and took the yellow out of his fins and gill plates, then took 2/3 of his spots and left only the ones with the red in them you'd have this fish.
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    Still sounds like a brookie, or a very sick rainbow.

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    prettiest fish I caught all day. Beauty and size-wise.
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