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.
Help with fish ID
yeah 100% brown trout, absolutely no doubt about it.
Seeforellen brown. Square tail gives it away. Very nice one at that.
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.
I would say brown trout
Looks like a brown to me.
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.
Looks to me like a Seafer, Brown ! Squared off tail.