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Was there an escape at the hatchery?  Was visiting RR last weekend up by the hatchery and there were a number of small 2" ish baby rainbow trout in the river.  Where did they come from?

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Think they lost some in the last flood that are still in  the stream, maybe someone said 30,000 but I don't really recall exactly. Occasionally some get out with out a flood, from any hatchery I think. Trout can jump quite a way out of the water and some go over the gates. Yeah, there are a bunch right there.  Was talking to a guy there and he told me what happened, but, then I slept twice and now ...

If they don't get eaten they will get big by and by. The big ones sure were easy last couple weeks.

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Occasionally some get out with out a flood, from any hatchery I think.

I'm assuming where our current state record Rainbow came from right?    Flooded out of that spring pool?

 

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Got no idea about any records, but they do some times stock older breeders into the river I've been told. I had the grand son over there at a Kids Day a few months ago and some kid caught fish over 6#. Years ago there were a few browns down below the "broken dam"  that looked to be 7-9#, were there two or three years. I heard how much they weighed at catch but don't remember. Those were said to be old breeders that were turned loose.  Truly doesn't matter to me all rainbow trout east of California are non-native and most all are stockers, only exception in Mo we have some naturalized at Crane and perhaps a few other similar waters. As such why keep records?

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That pic brings back funny memories!  The guy in the pic that caught that fish tried to sell it on ebay! lol It was also rumored he had foul hooked the fish in that first pond below the hatchery. Doesn't matter because someone broke his record on Taney not more that a couple months max after this.

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On 7/29/2018 at 6:45 PM, tjm said:

Got no idea about any records, but they do some times stock older breeders into the river I've been told. I had the grand son over there at a Kids Day a few months ago and some kid caught fish over 6#. Years ago there were a few browns down below the "broken dam"  that looked to be 7-9#, were there two or three years. I heard how much they weighed at catch but don't remember. Those were said to be old breeders that were turned loose.  Truly doesn't matter to me all rainbow trout east of California are non-native and most all are stockers, only exception in Mo we have some naturalized at Crane and perhaps a few other similar waters. As such why keep records?

All rainbows east of california are non native. False. Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri

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Rainbow trout are considered native in the North Pacific Ocean and associated drainages from the Amur River in eastern Asia, north along the Pacific slope including the KamchatkaPeninsula and extreme northeastern Russia and along the Pacific slope of North America from Alaska south to northern Mexico.

so it begins....

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