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Spawning Trout at Emma Matilda

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Spawning Trout at Emma Matilda
We saw a lot of trout spawning in the gravelly bottoms of Lake Emma Matilda's outlet creek. (The creek itself is apparently unnamed, probably because it quickly empties into Pacific Creek.)

We had hoped to find otters working the area at dawn but we had to content ourselves with otter signs and these yummy, yummy trout. Here, otter, otter . . . .

Photo taken lake June 2008.


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lcarreauThere's nothing


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like the taste of freshly-caught trout.
What are they doing spawning in June? Guess
they couldn't wait until September? Cheers!!!
Posted Jul 19, 2008 11:50 am

vlslvlThose arent trout.

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The split tail of these fish tells me that they are not trout. They are probably just one of the larger species of minnow in the stream. Also, they lack an adipose fin, something that every trout has. It is a small fin just above the tail.
Posted Jan 21, 2013 2:12 pm

Arthur DigbeeRe: Those arent trout.

Arthur Digbee

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Thanks - I don't see any adipose fin either. But I also don't see any minnows on the GTNP list of fish found in the park:


So I'm not sure what we have here. Other ideas?
Posted Jun 16, 2013 6:33 pm

vlslvlstill a cool picture though

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still a cool picture though
Posted Jan 21, 2013 2:13 pm

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on Jul 19, 2008 9:04 am

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