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Help with fish ID

8/16/22 @ 9:22 AM
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Algomaskeeter
Algomaskeeter
USER SINCE 5/31/17

I’ve been fishing the Great Lakes long enough I should know this, but I don’t. What species is this in the picture?  Shows identifying traits of both a large female lake phase brown trout, but also an Atlantic Salmon.  The fish is a female, and was caught off Sturgeon Bay WI over 200’ of water on a five color spoon. 

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8/22/22 @ 1:38 PM
tzeilstra
USER SINCE 8/4/08

Warmouth

8/21/22 @ 3:29 PM
denesox
denesox
USER SINCE 2/1/06

yeah 100% brown trout, absolutely no doubt about it.

8/19/22 @ 2:18 PM
Jzzzzz
USER SINCE 1/19/02

mounter!

8/17/22 @ 4:57 PM
svitreum
svitreum
USER SINCE 8/29/06

Seeforellen brown. Square tail gives it away. Very nice one at that.

8/16/22 @ 10:06 PM
migr8r
migr8r
USER SINCE 2/8/11

It’s a seeforellen brown. Atlantic salmon have a tail similar to kings. That fishes tail is totally square. 

It would be nice if they would stock Atlantic’s tho. 

8/16/22 @ 1:57 PM
Fish Hound
USER SINCE 1/29/02

Interesting fish for sure, the more I look around the more I can see Atlantic, but the tail keeps throwing me off too.

Attached is a photo I found in a Brown Trout of the Great Lakes article. Seems to be pretty close to what you have.

8/16/22 @ 12:08 PM
John Schultz
John Schultz
USER SINCE 3/14/14

I would say brown trout

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8/16/22 @ 11:57 AM
lakeshiner
lakeshiner
USER SINCE 7/20/09

Looks like a brown to me.


8/16/22 @ 10:57 AM
Algomaskeeter
Algomaskeeter
USER SINCE 5/31/17

That’s what I thought as well based only on the tail,  until the dark gums got me thinking. I don’t remember seeing dark gums on the browns I’ve caught. Also, the dark pectoral fins and upper jaw not extending past the eye are characteristic of an Atlantic.  Therefore,  I’m stumped. 

8/16/22 @ 9:41 AM
JDs Customs
USER SINCE 9/16/20

Looks to me like a Seafer, Brown ! Squared off tail.

 JD 

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