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Old 08-23-2021, 04:15 PM   #1
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Fish ID

Caught in a brook trout pond but that forked tail fin has me thinking splake perhaps?

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Old 08-23-2021, 04:17 PM   #2
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Another photo…

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Old 08-23-2021, 08:04 PM   #3
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That's really forked. Too forked for even a splake. I'd say a brook trout with a deformity or a wound.
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Old 08-23-2021, 08:49 PM   #4
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That's really forked. Too forked for even a splake. I'd say a brook trout with a deformity or a wound.
This was my thought also, like maybe a snapping turtle took a bite when the fish was younger or something…
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Old 08-23-2021, 10:02 PM   #5
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Definitely a strange looking mutant.

The fish looks weird, too.

Jk nice fish
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Old 08-24-2021, 07:46 AM   #6
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I'll bet it tasted just fine.
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Old 08-24-2021, 08:23 AM   #7
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I'll bet it tasted just fine.
Indeed!

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Old 08-24-2021, 08:49 AM   #8
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That's a great photo!
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Old 08-24-2021, 03:00 PM   #9
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Is this a splake water? I'm going to lean towards splake, with just a rare, extremely forked tail. Looks like a big fish. I hope you share the photo with a DEC biologist to confirm.
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Old 08-24-2021, 03:11 PM   #10
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Is this a splake water? I'm going to lean towards splake, with just a rare, extremely forked tail. Looks like a big fish. I hope you share the photo with a DEC biologist to confirm.
ItÂ’s a stocked brook trout pond, and I havenÂ’t heard of anyone ever catching a splake in there in all the years IÂ’ve been going. Not to say they arenÂ’t in there because honestly I think that would be my first time ever catching a splake if it indeed was. A biologist is a good idea thanks will look into that.
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Old 08-24-2021, 09:46 PM   #11
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My money is on a hatchery accident or deformity.
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Old 08-25-2021, 09:28 AM   #12
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It has red/purple halos... brook trout with damaged caudal fin.
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Old 08-25-2021, 07:36 PM   #13
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Thanks guys.
It was great to try & recreate a photo from 1984 at the same body of water, in the same canoe, and the same person in a similar shirt 37 years later..



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Old 08-25-2021, 07:51 PM   #14
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I can't believe that shirt still fit
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Old 08-25-2021, 07:57 PM   #15
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I can't believe that shirt still fit
And I couldn’t believe that I could not fit in stern seat facing backwards again.
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Old 08-26-2021, 10:56 AM   #16
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I bought one of these bad boys for my kids' boat when they were born.

It's an old boat, but in great shape. Lightweight kevlar and touring seats

I've used it and it's a great boat, haven't used it with the kids yet, not quite ready for 3 in there at once, but we'll get there eventually.

But I hope they still have it when they are 40.

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Old 08-27-2021, 07:33 PM   #17
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I bought one of these bad boys for my kids' boat when they were born.

It's an old boat, but in great shape. Lightweight kevlar and touring seats

I've used it and it's a great boat, haven't used it with the kids yet, not quite ready for 3 in there at once, but we'll get there eventually.

But I hope they still have it when they are 40.
Nice!
One thing I like about the flat seats is you can sit in either direction, which is helpful sometimes if you paddle solo and sit in the bow seat backwards.
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Nice!
One thing I like about the flat seats is you can sit in either direction, which is helpful sometimes if you paddle solo and sit in the bow seat backwards.
Yup - our other tandem (16') is set up that way. I also have a 15' solo.

I doubt I'd sell any of them, and hopefully my kids take them. But I really bought the 17' as a kids boat, and one I plan to let them beat around in once they're old enough to go out in by themselves.
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Old 08-31-2021, 04:00 PM   #19
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It has red/purple halos... brook trout with damaged caudal fin.
Not "damaged", intentionally cut, but why??
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