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Crest Daddy



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Lake trout in Grrenwich? Reply with quote

Came across this video.
Not sure if this is a lake trout. Just wanted help with the ID.
Thought we didnt have these in CT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFfSgsCvBZE
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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi CD!

Nope! -> That was a Brookie -> has the white stripes on the outside edge of its fins. Only trout that does.
Lakers have none!
No lakers have been caught in CT. for years!
Last known lake was in Salisbury, Ct.

SeaDog1

After further research I belive that is a Searun Brookie.
Here's a picture of a searun which has the exact same markings as the one in the video.



CD -> Is there any connection of the res. to the sea Question
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Crest Daddy



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know. Cant even find "greenwich reservoir" on a map. Gonna contact the maker of that video and figure out what lake it is.
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Crest Daddy



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found out it's up the Mianus river. Guess it's a sea run brookie. Coolio.
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jgrgr375



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I caught this trout at a private lake in Trumbull CT last June and I'm thinking it is a laker but not 100 percent on it. It's bottom tail fin was also clipped. Any thoughts on whether it's a lake trout or not?


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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Boy! Sure looks like one.
Has the white edge to its reddish colored fins, and the body coloring + body markings seem right.
Can't see the tail. -> Is the tail deeply forked?

How deep is that private pond?

Lakers are primarily very deep very cold water lake fish.

SeaDog1
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jgrgr375



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The deepest that lake gets is probably around 20 to 25 feet. Below is a pic where you can see that the tail is clipped. At the same time I didn't think it was a laker since the tail didn't looked forked...which I've heard is one identifier of a lake trout. Figured I'd throw it out there and see what others thought.


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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

OK! I can see the fins better and the tail.

That is a Brookie without question -> Big one at that!

Nice catch!

SeaDog1
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jgrgr375



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ok. i'm glad I asked! Any idea why the tail fin would've been clipped?
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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Some times that's done at the hatchery so the fish can be identified as a hatchery fish.
The tail fin doesn't grow back as the fish grows.

SeaDog1
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jgrgr375



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info!
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TT



Joined: 14 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say it is a Tiger Trout. Hybrid of a brown and brookie.
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cthonkerheaven



Joined: 25 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup agree with the tiger trout, what did tht trout weigh? I believe staterecord tiger is around 7 lbs?
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firepolock



Joined: 07 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

id have to got with tiger trout too. not enough white on the underbelly to be a brookie. plus the "pattern" looks closer to a tiger as well
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Michael



Joined: 28 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with tiger trout.

Markings on the sides to go with that greenish brown color.

A brookie would have pink dots on it.
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