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Re: Crooked Spine Brookies

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I used to fish a pay lake in Idaho (when i had no license) and I would see this a lot. Outflow of a hat hatchery flowed into the lake and you see them in there like that. They'd make enough commotion when swimming shallow that the birds took care of many of them. Just a type of birth defect according to one of the hatchery workers.

Posted on: 2013/5/15 8:50


Re: Crooked Spine Brookies

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I bought 100 channel catfish (4 to 6 inch) awhile back, and one of them had a crooked spine like that. I think I tossed it in the woods instead of taking any chances.

Posted on: 2013/5/15 8:58
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Re: Crooked Spine Brookies
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Yeah, I'm pretty certain it was just a malformation birth defect.

Am I the only one who cannot see a trout in the photo posted by jbomb?

Posted on: 2013/5/15 9:27
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Re: Crooked Spine Brookies

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Ha it's there Jack.

Right smack in the middle of the picture. Head is facing the the right side of the pic...

Posted on: 2013/5/15 10:47


Re: Crooked Spine Brookies
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Ahhh, now I see it.

Posted on: 2013/5/15 10:54
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Re: Crooked Spine Brookies

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Jack get your glasses checked.

Posted on: 2013/5/15 17:47
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Re: Crooked Spine Brookies

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yeah, I guess that's a fry? I was pretty amazed I saw it as I was exiting the creek. If you click on it will enlarge.

Posted on: 2013/5/15 21:22


Re: Crooked Spine Brookies

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Yeah, I'm pretty certain it was just a malformation birth defect.

Am I the only one who cannot see a trout in the photo posted by jbomb?


Jack, I initially had the same problem, when you click on the picture, just the upper left quarter of the picture fills up the screen. The trout is just below that. But if you right click and select "view image" it is clear.

Posted on: 2013/5/16 6:11
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Re: Crooked Spine Brookies
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Yes that was the issue.

Posted on: 2013/5/16 6:23
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Re: Crooked Spine Brookies

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I just didn't want anyone thinking you were blind and dumb.

Posted on: 2013/5/16 7:21
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Re: Crooked Spine Brookies

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JackM.....Your reply should be WHAaaaaT and then i say "OH MY GOD HE'S DEAF TOO!!!! since this is pretty much a general fly fishing thread i think it should be moved to the OT thread..........heh.

Posted on: 2013/5/16 7:42


Re: Crooked Spine Brookies

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Hmmm,
Ever read 'A Plague of Frogs'?

Posted on: 2013/5/16 22:30


Re: Crooked Spine Brookies

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If that fish got whirling disease, it would probably have died long before it got that big. That is a decent sized brookie. Fish tend to contract and die from whirling disease when there younger.


Yes, they tend to die young, but it's not inevitable. They have about 10% of the chance of non-infected fish of surviving to maturity, according to what I've read.

I might have brought it to the attention of a biologist. Maryland swept the problem under the rug for years before they admitted they had a problem. If it wasn't whirling, that would be good to know, too.

Posted on: 2013/5/17 1:20


Re: Crooked Spine Brookies

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Number6 love the name and the image. Great show!

Posted on: 2013/5/18 1:09


Re: Crooked Spine Brookies

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I never seen anything like the one in the first picture and hope I never do.

Posted on: 2013/5/18 17:07
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