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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by alanmccabe » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:16 am

It was a Rainbow Trout, maybe about 6lbs in weight we had no scale with us :-) It hit on a Abu killer optic lure.


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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by BarraMan » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:52 am

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:35 pm
Ok what kind of fish is this, guessing a steelhead? Either way that is one fine looking catch. It is always nice when you catch at the least expected times. Turns a so-so day into a great one :D
Fuzz, you are joking, right?

When I fished the Kichatna R for Silver Salmon a few years ago, rainbows like that kept taking my lure and interfering with my Salmon fishing! :lol:

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Fuzz » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:00 pm

First thought was a big Bow but then thought about where his is. I have no idea of their range so I thought maybe steelhead? I think I have read about rainbows in New Zealand so I guess their range is huge.

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by BarraMan » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:32 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:00 pm
First thought was a big Bow but then thought about where his is. I have no idea of their range so I thought maybe steelhead? I think I have read about rainbows in New Zealand so I guess their range is huge.
Rainbows in NZ and Australia are introduced and bred in hatcheries, not native to our part of the world.

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Aripeka Angler » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:59 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:00 pm
First thought was a big Bow but then thought about where his is. I have no idea of their range so I thought maybe steelhead? I think I have read about rainbows in New Zealand so I guess their range is huge.
I pretty sure the trout was caught in Ireland.
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Fuzz » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:10 pm

I saw the Ireland part but was not thinking Rainbows had such a huge range. Then I remembered they were in the southern hemisphere also. Barraman says they are transplanted but now I am wondering just how big their range is?

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Aripeka Angler » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:15 pm

I'm thinking rainbows are on every continent.
The fog and warm hat looks like the U.K. this time of year...
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by alanmccabe » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:39 am

HI guys yep the rainbow was caught in Northern Ireland, I certainly don't see many that size. We where actually fishing for Pike and it hit the lure. It didn't really put up much of a fight due to the cold weather I expect. I think it is safe to say it has been in the lake for a long time. Its back in the lake now so hopefully getting bigger for someone else to catch.
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by BarraMan » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:44 am

Aripeka Angler wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:15 pm
I'm thinking rainbows are on every continent.
The fog and warm hat looks like the U.K. this time of year...
No, I don’t think there are any rainbows in Antartica - unless it’s as fish fingers! :lol:

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by cape man » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:12 am

Rainbow trout are native to the Pacific coast of North America and Russia. Everywhere else they were introduced, and have established self sustaining populations in many places. By far the biggest freshwater aquacultured species of the salmonids both for food production and stocking.
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