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Wednesday
Apr142010

Mountain Brown Fish

We're only 13 days late on this amazing story.

"In a recent creel survey in the Missoula area, a new hybrid fish species has turned up in alarming numbers in the lower Bitterroot and Rock Creek drainages of Western Montana. Scientists concur that this is without a doubt a cross between the Mountain Whitefish (Prosopium Williamsoni) and the Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) – see attached photos."

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Reader Comments (16)

April fool? :/

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervytautas

truth is stranger than fiction.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEl Pescador

AWESOME, can't wait to catch one!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCRAIG

Fake.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterechinsu_ocha

Balkan trout

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSpeyDog

Evil lipped trout!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

Very nice. Best Fools Day one yet!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave

would love it if its true. would make all those cheerio lips on the jellystone during the caddis hatch a little more enticing

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterherb

i wouldnt trust all those young sideways hat wearing hipsters up at big R...

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentereh..

if thats a photoshop, well done!

If its not, not sure what to say. Odd...

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan

its a lenok...

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertroutfitters

sweet, when is the species specific fly line due out for it, next week?

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdanimal

MMMMM Smoked whitefish!!!!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMoose

good call troutfitters... definitely a lenok... great spoof though.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBig Mike

Joking aside, it amazes me how bad fisherman are at fish ID. This is clearly a "soft mouth trout" from the Adriatic region.

http://www.balkan-trout.com/studied_taxa_1_5_vrljika.htm

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWG

Like I said earlier, Balkan trout, Manchurian trout, Lenok, whatever you wanna call it, but they don't occur in North America! April Fool's day is OVER!!!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSpeyDog

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