Guess the species by skin and scale.

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Dell Despain
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Guess the species by skin and scale.

Post by Dell Despain » September 14th, 2010, 2:30 pm

Some should be easy, others not so much.

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After 6 or seven days I'll come back in w/ the answers. Feel free to add your own skin and scale shot to keep the guessing going.
Have fun and good luck.

-Dell

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Re: Guess the species by skin and scale.

Post by Tim Borski » September 14th, 2010, 4:28 pm

Hmmm...
Dell, looks like you've done some traveling. I'll give it a shot. Some are no-brainers and others are tricky. I bet I get 9 of 13. Here goes...

1 Steelhead
2 Snook
3 Brown trout
4 Arawana?
5 Common Carp?
6 Redfish
7 Brook trout
8 Peacock bass
9 Cutthroat trout?
10 Rainbow trout
11 Catfish (Red fin?)
12 Piranha?
13 Butterfly Peacock?
14 Land-locked salmon. (Complete guess)

Thanks for the quiz and seeya in 6 or 7 days. :mrgreen:

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Re: Guess the species by skin and scale.

Post by muskiemagnet » September 14th, 2010, 7:20 pm

they all look like bait to me. :lol:

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Re: Guess the species by skin and scale.

Post by Kanus » September 14th, 2010, 8:00 pm

1 Steelhead
2 Snook
3 Brown Trout
4 Arapaima
5 Carp
6 Red Drum
7 Brook Trout
8 Cichla occellaris
9 Cutthroat Trout
10 Rainbow trout
11 Tiger Shovelnose Catfish
12 Atlantic Salmon
13 Cichla temensis
14 has me puzzled but maybe Chinook Salmon?

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Re: Guess the species by skin and scale.

Post by Dell Despain » September 23rd, 2010, 12:27 pm

Well I wish we had a few more people play, but these kinda guessing games can be tedious at times. Tim and Kanus the two of you made good solid educated picks, and know a thing or two about fish.

#1. Just a Rainbow trout from the Yellowstone river.

#2. Snook from Keywest.

#3. Brown trout from the Bighorn river.

#4. Arawana- I thought this one would trip a few folks up, but it didn't. Great game fish w/ really good eyesight.
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#5. Carp, from the Bighorn. And here is another one caught on the Yellowstone, w/ a different look to it's scales. An over looked gamefish in my opinion. With that said I still don't fish to them enough.
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#6 Redfish.

#7. Brook trout.

#8. Peacock Bass ( Cichla temensis).

#9. Cutthroat trout.

#10. Rainbow.

#11. Surubim catfish. Not the Tiger, but I'd love to catch the tiger.
Here is a Redtail cat Tim. It ate half a Piranha.
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#12. Anther Cutthroat trout. Interesting guess w/ the Piranha, because looking at the skin shot photo I could see how you would guess that, I've caught some w/ small black spots and a red underbelly.
Here's an up close skin shot.
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Close up of the business end.
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Close up of an idiot after he was trying to get a photograph of the teeth. Yes it's me. I'll never do that again.
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#13. Another Peacock Bass. (C. temensis again.)

#14. Brown trout from the Yellowstone. Some of the Browns on the Yellowstone can have a true blue hue to them.

Thanks for playing.

-Dell
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Re: Guess the species by skin and scale.

Post by Tim Borski » September 28th, 2010, 3:55 am

Dell, that was a great quiz and I did better than I thought I would. I mostly guessed Pirahna because of the other SA fish involved...a semi-calculated gamble.
:mrgreen:

'You been swingin' any big streamers?

I went and looked at one of my favorite skinny water, Snook/Red spots of all time a few days ago. It's a long, long way off the beaten path and you've gotta scratch the hull pretty good to "get in."
'Empty...completely empty. A moment of silence please. :(

Tim

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