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  • Batcave-Chimney Rock-fish ID?

    Fished this area of NC this weekend. I assumed the last fish is a brown but wanted help from forum to confirm? Doesn’t really match the typical ID for rainbow with no strip or brown since no red on spots...thanks!



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    Roswellangler

  • #2
    Its definitely a brown. Looks like a stocker.
    "Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger." - Herbert Hoover

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    • #3
      cool thanks for confirming!
      Roswellangler

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      • #4
        If you were fishing the Rocky Broad River, that would be a stocker brown trout.

        That river gets heavily stocked

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        • #5
          Stockers tend to have much duller colors due to the food intake not being natural. IF that fish sticks around and gets some 'local fare' in it in a year or so it might look more colorful.
          #JBNavy

          "Everyday is a new life to a wise man."
          -Chinese Proverb

          “At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.”
          -Norman Maclean

          "We are what we hunt."
          -PH

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Philhutch80 View Post
            Stockers tend to have much duller colors due to the food intake not being natural. IF that fish sticks around and gets some 'local fare' in it in a year or so it might look more colorful.
            Even wild fish "wash out" in stained water. That's definitely a stocked fish, don't get me wrong.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dylar View Post
              Even wild fish "wash out" in stained water. That's definitely a stocked fish, don't get me wrong.
              Absolutely agree Dylar. The biggest difference I’ve noticed is that when wild fish ‘wash out’ they tend to still have colors and spots just very subdued at most. Stockers colors are just dull and lifeless. Ironically kinda like the difference between homegrown vs store bought maters.
              #JBNavy

              "Everyday is a new life to a wise man."
              -Chinese Proverb

              “At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.”
              -Norman Maclean

              "We are what we hunt."
              -PH

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