Mutant steel

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koboabe

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Hello there
have any of you ever seena mangled fish like this before?
pulled out of the Kalama on Super Sunday
 
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I've seen this.. Probably injured as a smolt. Fish don't know they are ugly! :lol:
I've seen fish with no lower jaws caught before.
 
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Rope

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It looks just like a rope ;)

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Looks like a rainbow.
 
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Seems to me that the cause of this is a lil critter they pick up at the hatchery while very young, and the infected fish then grows to maturity with this deformity. But don't quote me on this. lol
 
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Looks like it got into some sort of steelhead bar fight.

Did he put up a good fight?
 
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Posion.. don't eat it .. send it to me for testing!
 
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Looks like a dog that's been chasing parked cars.
 
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its a newbreed of rainbow.. the pug trout
 
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Its ugly nomatter how you look at it
 
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Looks like a slack jawed yokel:lol:
 
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This is straight from ODFW, It's called a stub nose steelhead and its caused by the crazy behavior of the smolt, due to the birds that try to pick them off in the holding tanks. When the smolt sees the bird coming in to snatch the buck or hen away it will start to run into the side of the holding tank walls over and over and thus causing the stub nose. That's my story and i m sticking to it!
 
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Here is a shot of a Summer I got on the South Santiam in 2007

Smoked up real nice, just one ugly fish.
 

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