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turbomike15  
#1 Posted : Monday, October 6, 2014 10:41:21 AM(UTC)
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Got this hog swinging an egg sucking leach pattern I tied up the day before.

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kschaefer3  
#2 Posted : Monday, October 6, 2014 11:00:14 AM(UTC)
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Nice fish!

I'm pretty sure that's a king salmon though, not a steelhead.
turbomike15  
#3 Posted : Monday, October 6, 2014 12:24:16 PM(UTC)
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I think its a coho due to its white gum line. I grew up calling coho's chrome..
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#4 Posted : Monday, October 6, 2014 12:35:40 PM(UTC)
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That's one hell of a Coho. They ran a lot bigger back in the day, nowadays with less forage and more competition that's a damn nice fish. Must have fought pretty well on the fly?
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kschaefer3  
#5 Posted : Monday, October 6, 2014 12:50:32 PM(UTC)
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turbomike15 wrote:
I think its a coho due to its white gum line. I grew up calling coho's chrome..

Good call, looks like a king with the exception of the gumline. That is a brute of a coho.

I guess I've pretty much only heard steelhead called chrome in this area, although I know any fresh silver anadromous fish can be called chrome. This fish looks less than fresh haha. No need to argue semantics, that's a nice fish no matter how you look at it.
turbomike15  
#6 Posted : Monday, October 6, 2014 12:52:39 PM(UTC)
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kschaefer3 wrote:
turbomike15 wrote:
I think its a coho due to its white gum line. I grew up calling coho's chrome..

Good call, looks like a king with the exception of the gumline. That is a brute of a coho.

I guess I've pretty much only heard steelhead called chrome in this area, although I know any fresh silver anadromous fish can be called chrome. This fish looks less than fresh haha. No need to argue semantics, that's a nice fish no matter how you look at it.



But we are on a forum. I thought we were supposed to ONLY argue semantics.
kschaefer3  
#7 Posted : Monday, October 6, 2014 1:09:52 PM(UTC)
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turbomike15 wrote:
kschaefer3 wrote:
turbomike15 wrote:
I think its a coho due to its white gum line. I grew up calling coho's chrome..

Good call, looks like a king with the exception of the gumline. That is a brute of a coho.

I guess I've pretty much only heard steelhead called chrome in this area, although I know any fresh silver anadromous fish can be called chrome. This fish looks less than fresh haha. No need to argue semantics, that's a nice fish no matter how you look at it.



But we are on a forum. I thought we were supposed to ONLY argue semantics.

LOL LOL Semantics AND c&r vs. c&k. You can't forget the battle that rages continuously on trout forums.
minnphatts  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, October 7, 2014 6:57:21 PM(UTC)
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Nice Fish ThumpUp Gotta love the Milwaukee.

For what it's worth I think that it is a King. I have a nasty habit of counting anal rays (shhhh, don't tell anyone) Confused

Between the anal ray count and that the spots on the tail cover the entire tail top to bottom. See identification guide here Great Lakes Fish ID Guide

Furthermore, it's just coincidence that I had that info handy, I was just brushing up on it myself in preparation for fall trib fishing, sometimes fish ID can be a challenge.

Well done ThumpUp
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turbomike15  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:15:08 AM(UTC)
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minnphatts wrote:
Nice Fish ThumpUp Gotta love the Milwaukee.

For what it's worth I think that it is a King. I have a nasty habit of counting anal rays (shhhh, don't tell anyone) Confused

Between the anal ray count and that the spots on the tail cover the entire tail top to bottom. See identification guide here Great Lakes Fish ID Guide

Furthermore, it's just coincidence that I had that info handy, I was just brushing up on it myself in preparation for fall trib fishing, sometimes fish ID can be a challenge.

Well done ThumpUp



Thanks for doing the dirty work! I've had a few other people tell me its a King. I can't wait for my next chance at one!
minnphatts  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:39:28 AM(UTC)
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It's definitely hard to distinguish with that fish, almost looks like a hybrid.

Just look out for the snaggers, they're out in full force this time of year on the Lake Michigan tribs Glare
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