Mystery Fish?

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

  1. 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. No longer a mystery. Thanks Bill.
  3. If you put on a prince nymph some places up there, you will catch a mess of whitefish.
  4. yup, that be a YT. caught a 22" one yesterday :)
  5. Atlantic Salmon.
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  6. That is one herkin' big whitefish.
  7. Dude you need to start carrying a measuring tape.
  8. Trophy!
  9. He should carry a scale also. That might have been a state record.
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  10. Agree. I've caught a few monsters around 18-19" and they definitely are a girthy breed.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

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  14. Northwest grayling
  15. 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.
  16. Northwest Bone Fish.... Cant be NW Grayling as I have heard reports that we actually have Grayling in the NW..

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