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2020/12/25 20:15:34 (permalink)

Injured steelhead

I caught this steelhead this week on elk and was very unimpressed with the fight. Once I got the hook out and checked him out I realized why... half his tail was missing. Any thoughts on what could have done this? It looks fresh and i caught him in Sterrettana so I doubt it was a boat prop injury.
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Re: Injured steelhead 2020/12/25 20:39:07 (permalink)
Ice flow 

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Re: Injured steelhead 2020/12/25 20:50:38 (permalink)
Sorry it won't post the picture. Ice flow.... never considered that.
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Re: Injured steelhead 2020/12/26 12:24:48 (permalink)
I've posted this in the past ...this was caught by my friend on Elk creek 1993 ....the fish was released and I caught the same fish weeks later about a mile upstream ....have no idea what injured it ...maybe a boat prop best guess. I doubt it lived very long after I released it but it swam away . 
 

 
 
 
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Re: Injured steelhead 2020/12/26 12:24:48 (permalink)
I've posted this in the past ...this was caught by my friend on Elk creek 1993 ....the fish was released and I caught the same fish weeks later about a mile upstream ....have no idea what injured it ...maybe a boat prop best guess. I doubt it lived very long after I released it but it swam away . 
 

 
 
 
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Re: Injured steelhead 2020/12/26 12:30:15 (permalink)
I meant 2003...Elk Creek 
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Re: Injured steelhead 2020/12/26 12:37:45 (permalink)
Other aggressive fish, another fisherperson, it could have did it swimming on the rocks, ice, virus, etc. Captain Hook that could have been done by a black bear. Haha maybe someone’s dog got it.
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Re: Injured steelhead 2020/12/26 15:46:17 (permalink)
I live in south eastern PA and I have seen Fisher in my area in the past few years. The game commission has a program to bring them back. I was wondering if one of those or a mink could have went after one. A mink I think might be too small to try for a steelie but Fisher can get to 50 pounds. I don't know if they are as much of an aquatic hunter as a mink though.
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Re: Injured steelhead 2020/12/26 19:50:12 (permalink)
Could have been bird of prey, we got some nice eagles around.
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Re: Injured steelhead 2020/12/27 08:38:10 (permalink)
It truly is amazing how strong and resilient these fish are when it comes to surviving. 
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Re: Injured steelhead 2020/12/28 12:15:31 (permalink)
This is exactly why you should never use the machete release method.

You should have been here yesterday.............. Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by [Sir Izaak Walton]
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Re: Injured steelhead 2020/12/28 13:01:23 (permalink)
I'm usually C&R but I was hungry. 
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Re: Injured steelhead 2020/12/29 12:45:08 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby rippinlip 2020/12/29 13:15:23
Fish commission has been chopping their tails off for years to keep them from getting past the falls on walnut.
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Re: Injured steelhead 2021/01/07 18:16:57 (permalink)
2 years ago Erie trib ....you tell me ?  It swam away ...I have no idea ...deep creek too .
 

 
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Re: Injured steelhead 2021/01/07 21:03:34 (permalink)
Clearly a Russian snagger wound.

You should have been here yesterday.............. Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by [Sir Izaak Walton]
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Re: Injured steelhead 2021/01/08 13:30:13 (permalink)
rippinlip
This is exactly why you should never use the machete release method.


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Re: Injured steelhead 2021/01/09 12:00:26 (permalink)
CAPTAIN HOOK
2 years ago Erie trib ....you tell me ?  It swam away ...I have no idea ...deep creek too .
 

 

That’s a nice chunk surprise it didn’t die.
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Re: Injured steelhead 2021/01/09 16:41:37 (permalink)
River Otters?  Lamprey being scraped off on river rocks?  That is really odd.
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Re: Injured steelhead 2021/01/09 20:31:50 (permalink)
I have seen this in the Big Manistee River in Mich. I believe it is probably from boat props or  clumsy BIG FOOT
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Re: Injured steelhead 2021/01/09 20:31:50 (permalink)
I have seen this in the Big Manistee River in Mich. I believe it is probably from boat props or  clumsy BIG FOOT
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Re: Injured steelhead 2021/01/09 20:46:07 (permalink)
Definitely looks like a prop could do that.
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Re: Injured steelhead 2021/01/09 23:35:39 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby crappiefisher 2021/01/09 23:40:36
Squatch does seem to be the most logical. I’ve have seen a few. Tried to take a photo, but wasn’t quick enough.
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Re: Injured steelhead 2021/01/11 15:10:10 (permalink)
Ive caught trout with holes completely through them from herons and egrets. Its amazing what a fish can live through. Ive also caught flounder with huge sections of the body missing from healed shark bites. But if you handle them wrong on the release they die...
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Re: Injured steelhead 2021/01/11 15:15:24 (permalink)
Resilient bastrds!....not my pic. Found this on the intranet.

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