Chasing brookies and browns

Discussion in 'Upper Peninsula Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by Big Medicine, Aug 23, 2020.

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    It's a pink salmon. There's a bunch this year and they are fairly aggressive when they first come into the river.
     
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    Really? I was sure it was an early steelie, rainbow of some sort. Admittedly I can’t seem to tell the difference!


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    It's a pink! Awesome smoked!
     
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    How does one tell the difference between pink and steelhead? It didn’t have a pointed nose, very rounded like a trout. Didn’t realize how close a pink and rainbow looked.


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    The first one is a pink and the second one is a steelhead. I'll be in the Soo tomorrow if you want to come up and catch some pinks. You can really tell by the spots on the tail on a pink. Screenshot_20200924-184534~2.jpeg Screenshot_20200924-184632~2.jpeg

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    This time of year the pinks really transform. white vertical streaks from the belly up, greenish coloration. The males get humps. Normal coloration in the summer is silver and can look similar to coho.
     
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    I'm just curious what time of year those fish were caught. Our group has been going up in late July had 2 great years than the last 2 years have not been near as good. Trying to find a better time of year. Thanks!
     
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    If you're talking about pinks, I was told around end of August through September. We started catching them labor day weekend and really got into them middle of September.

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