Mystery Fish?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Jordy Jordan, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Jordy Jordan Panama Red

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    Hey,

    Pardon my ignorance... I was fishing some forks near North Bend on Saturday morning. I caught a few of these guys and at first I thought it was a carp but not being from around here at all I'm not to sure. Can anyone help me out?

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  2. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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  3. Jordy Jordan Panama Red

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    No longer a mystery. Thanks Bill.
  4. tinman207 Active Member

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    If you put on a prince nymph some places up there, you will catch a mess of whitefish.
  5. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    yup, that be a YT. caught a 22" one yesterday :)
  6. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Atlantic Salmon.
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  7. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    That is one herkin' big whitefish.
  8. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    Dude you need to start carrying a measuring tape.
  9. sroffe Member

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    Trophy!
  10. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    He should carry a scale also. That might have been a state record.
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  11. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    Agree. I've caught a few monsters around 18-19" and they definitely are a girthy breed.
  12. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    haha, how do ya think I knew how big it was;) it was a surprise for sure, biggest fish ive hooked while floating the yak (as in while in my toon and not out on foot). im sure it was funny to watch me flail around as it tore line upstream while i went down.
  13. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    The one steelhead trip I've ever been on I landed four, all over twenty, with one close to two foot. The buddies I were with were disappointed, but I thought they were great. Rufus_Woods_029.jpg
    The pic is a whitefish that was close to six pounds I caught this spring.
  14. Smalma Active Member

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    Yes it is a mountain whitefish; one of two native whitefish species found in this state (the other is the pygmy whitefish) .

    Amazing the size of whitefish some have caught. The State record is a fish of 5# 2 ounces (from the Columbia) that was 21.5 inches long.

    Triploidjunkie - A very nice whitefish. Don't know where it was caught but could it have been a lake whitefish; a different species that is an exotic in this State? They can get quite large with individuals in excess of 20# have been reported from the Great Lakes.

    Curt
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  15. Evan Virnoche Outerspeyz Fly-style

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    Northwest grayling
  16. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Spot on! The one in the pic is a lake whitefish. It was within a pound of the current state record, which was caught not too far from here. Banks lake is plumb full of them.
  17. tythetier Fish Slayer

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    Northwest Bone Fish.... Cant be NW Grayling as I have heard reports that we actually have Grayling in the NW..