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TrtklrSeptember 11th, 2009, 8:39 am

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I have seen nothing more beautiful than the sunrise on a cold stream.
TroutnutSeptember 11th, 2009, 9:09 am
Bellevue, WA

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Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
Shawnny3September 11th, 2009, 3:51 pm
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
That fish could probably eat the biggest brown I've ever caught.

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
TroutnutSeptember 13th, 2009, 8:28 am
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2736
Geez, there's a world record rainbow this week too!

It's a very impressive fish, but I'm not sure this one (or the previous record from the same lake) should really count. Both are part of a generation of "triploid" fish farm escapees, which are genetically modified to put all their energy into growth and never spawn. It seems those fish should have their own category.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
JOHNWSeptember 14th, 2009, 4:23 pm
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
Maybe we should just buy it on e-bay and then brand it with an asterisk a la Mark Ecko with Barry Bond's recors ball. ;)
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
UPTroutBumSeptember 14th, 2009, 9:22 pm
Marquette, MI

Posts: 33
That's great for the tourism in Manistee. Small town a few hours from me, good for Michigan's $hitty economy, possibly bad for the local anglers.

Also check out, our local guide in the Upper Peninsula entertained Bob Clouser..
" The true fisherman approaches the first day of fishing season with
all the sense of wonder and awe of a child approaching Christmas." John Voelker
Jmd123September 14th, 2009, 9:54 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2595
"a real testament of the world class fishery Michigan provides."

What can I say, Michigan is my home state...

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
TrtklrSeptember 15th, 2009, 8:25 am

Posts: 115
we know the rainbow was a triploid and that is what matters. wether it gets reported on much or not. a tree falling in the forest may not be heard but there is still the evidence.
I have seen nothing more beautiful than the sunrise on a cold stream.
Jmd123September 15th, 2009, 12:54 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2595
I have actually heard that the very largest Chinook salmon ever caught were naturally occuring triploids, and I wouldn't doubt this might be true for other species as well. It happens, not just in hatcheries. Perhaps we should be taking DNA samples from future outsized fish (SMALL samples so these giants can be released to grow even bigger) of any salmonid species? I for one would be curious to find out...

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
OldredbarnSeptember 22nd, 2009, 9:08 am
Novi, MI

Posts: 2608
Hey fellas...The thing that went unreported in regards to this story is that I had hooked this same fish the day before on a Trico spinner, but my 7X tippet didn't hold...Don't ya believe me?

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood

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