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Submitter3wt7XMore Photos from 3wt7X   CategoryFish   Last Update2016/2/9 16:09
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Help protect the native cutthroat in the Run, Boiling Springs, PA...Eradicate these pesky cutbows... Just kidding, but on a more serious note. I've seen plenty of rainbows that displayed red slashes in PA waters, just never to this extent. Caught in the run, after a butt whooping on Big Spring.

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Dave_W
Published: 2016/2/10 19:36  Updated: 2016/2/10 19:36
Moderator
Joined: 01/24/2016
From: Gettysburg
Comments: 1936
 Re: Hybrid Problem
And he's got that lipless grin so common in high pressure C&R waters. The red streak is indeed especially prominent on this 'bow. Neat pic.
salvelinusfontinalis
Published: 2016/2/11 13:39  Updated: 2016/2/11 13:39
Joined: 09/09/2006
From: lancaster county
Comments: 996
 H
I've caught a few in Big Spring that had that mark too over the years.
wbranch
Published: 2016/2/19 20:50  Updated: 2016/2/19 20:58
Joined: 05/26/2009
From: York & Starlight, PA
Comments: 361
 Interbreeding
There has been so much interbreeding between wild rainbows and wild cutthroats that the resulting offspring cutbows have lost any true genetic link generations ago. There is likely a very diluted strain of cutbows in many hatcheries across the US now. Now you have cutbows breeding in the wild with wild rainbows and obviously wherever fish are still stocked they is even more inter species breeding going on. In Montana, where I normally fish, it is indeed very rare to catch a rainbow that doesn't have at least a remnant of the typical under the jaw coloration. There are very few stocked rainbows that don't have a slight orange slash on the underside of the gill cover.
afishinado
Published: 2016/2/20 10:33  Updated: 2016/2/20 10:33
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Joined: 09/11/2006
From: Chester County
Comments: 2131
 conjecture...
No info, pure conjecture....since cutties are known to be easier to catch than bows, the breeding of hybrids may be intentional to make the fish more angler friendly.





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