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SameguyFebruary 13th, 2009, 6:11 pm
Posts: 1MY friend caught this in a high mountain lake in wyoming. Never seen anything like this, wondering if anyone knows what it is.

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TaxonFebruary 13th, 2009, 7:18 pm
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Plano, TX

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Sameguy-

My guess would be Oncorhynchus clarki utah, which has a common name of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
CharlieSawdFebruary 26th, 2009, 1:39 pm
St. Michael, Minnesota

Posts: 26
I think it is Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi, the westslope cutthroat. Bonni's tend to have more of a yellow hue. There are resident westslopes in north western WY, and as you said you were fishing a high mountain lake, my guess is you were in this region.

-Charlie
Charlie Sawdey
www.driftlessflybox.com

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