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Old 09-16-18, 08:08 AM   #1
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Question Fish ID request

I was fishing a smallish stream north of Helen yesterday and caught a couple of these:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ttF5MF4FbkQti2Xf7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bwRcYfW7VySAbHCw6
My first thought was tiger trout, but I can't find any mention of Georgia stocking them. My fishing buddy and I caught four or five between us, so rare wild tigers seem unlikely.
Did we catch hybrids, or are these just funny-looking browns?
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Old 09-16-18, 10:39 AM   #2
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Looks like a stocked brown trout to me, but I'll let others chime in with their thoughts.
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Old 09-16-18, 11:33 AM   #3
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Looks like a stocked brown trout to me, but I'll let others chime in with their thoughts.
^^^this^^^
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Old 09-16-18, 08:14 PM   #4
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German Browns--Brookie killers. Without a doubt.
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Old 09-16-18, 10:49 PM   #5
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Stocker brown trout.

About as bad to eat as carp.

Stocker bows and stocker brookies are ok, especially from colder water. Stocker browns will make you gag, but they are fun to catch.
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Old 09-16-18, 10:59 PM   #6
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Stocker brown trout.



About as bad to eat as carp.



Stocker bows and stocker brookies are ok, especially from colder water. Stocker browns will make you gag, but they are fun to catch.


Lemon, beer, and butter beg to differ sir


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Old 09-17-18, 07:47 AM   #7
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Thanks for the help, everyone. I guess I hadn't seen a stocked brown trout before, and I had no idea they looked so different from stream-bred browns. This was from the same stream, by the way:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H9UfhACUwJBWTgay5
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Old 09-17-18, 09:35 AM   #8
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Thanks for the help, everyone. I guess I hadn't seen a stocked brown trout before, and I had no idea they looked so different from stream-bred browns. This was from the same stream, by the way:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H9UfhACUwJBWTgay5
This is another stocker.
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Old 09-17-18, 09:23 PM   #9
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Stocked brown trout
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Old 09-18-18, 03:17 PM   #10
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Not all stocked browns are like these. This variant caused turmoil when stocked in the Delayed Harvest section of the Hooch, but they are browns.
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