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Favorite Coldwater Species

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Poll: Favorite Coldwater Species (347 member(s) have cast votes)

Just what is your very favorite coldwater species?

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 04:38 PM

I voted Rainbow trout, but it has to be Wild rainbows like this guy I caught yesterday.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 09:43 PM

I voted for the rainbow. Since here in NJ the state stocks huge breeders and they put up one heck of a fight in the fall/winter months.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:55 PM

I'm one of the two other salmon guys. "Blue Back" Sockeyes fair caught on the fly are a religious experience...although a Springer steelhead runs a very close second their scarcity is a drawback...some places in Alaska you can still cross a stream on the backs of sockeyes and talk about smoked salmon or grill fare!

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 11:36 AM

Browns at night............No other choice.
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:47 PM

Uh pike and musky are warm water in my book. IMHO But I chose Steelhead ....... although Im going out for summer run steel tomorrow not exactly cold water
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 10:28 AM

I voted for "Salmonide I missed" as in sea run cutthroat. Here in Oregon, I think it is unique enough to have its own category of fishy wonderfulness.


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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:25 PM

wild brown trout for me anyday!!!! it can't get much better!!!
the fish of a lifetime is out there, you just need to catch it.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:24 PM

Golden trout! For me it means a great hike and camping trip in the High Sierras.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:52 PM

No contest -
BROOKIES! Pretty fish, and love the small streams they live in!
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beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise"
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 11:45 AM

I voted for cutthroat. There's just something about the way a big old westslope cutthroat comes up for a dry fly that makes me love those fish. But I also love McKenzie River redside rainbows, brookies from a high mountain lake, browns in the Little Deschutes, steelhead anywhere and smallmouth bass from the Snake or Grand Ronde.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:32 PM

Bonneville Cutthroat!!! GO WILD TROUT!!
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 05:59 PM

QUOTE (DevinKaradeema @ Apr 24 2010, 10:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bonneville Cutthroat!!! GO WILD TROUT!!

Colorado River Cutthroat! (the other half of Utah...) wink.gif

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:24 PM

Steelhead and 'Bows

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 02:51 PM

Rogue or North Umpqua River Steelhead, It was good enough for Zane Grey and it's good enough for me.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:09 AM

missed salmonid, i put huechen. I'm not sure the English name, but they live in eastern europe and are basically a tamien but easier to get to as you dont need to spen weeks crossing mongolia to fish for them
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