Could anyone confirm if this is a brook or bull? Caught it around Mecca in the Deschutes river. The black spots are throwing me off.
To my knowledge there are no cutthroat in the Deschutes. Also, the black spots on the bull trout are caused by a parasitic worm. The condition is known as black spot diseaseDiehard said:Looks like a cutthroat brook trout hybrid the black spots look like cutthroat but then its colored like a brooky nice fish I would be interested to know what you got there in wonder if you email a photo to state biologist they could help identify it good luck
Oops. When my wife and I were still dating, my dad and I took her on a float on the McKenzie. She told us she had a funny looking trout that was green, we both dropped our poles and told her to keep it in the water. She didn’t understand the big deal loljamisonace said:Speaking of bull trout. I invited a friend to come fish for summer steelhead with me below Leaburg Dam in 2004. He was supposed to meet me there but he never found me. The next day we were talking about how we did and he told me he caught a very nice brown trout that they cooked up that night and it was delicious. I told him I was sure it was delicious but there are not brown trout in the Mckenzie and what he ate was a protected bull trout. He still doesn't believe me....or doesn't want to believe me.