rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss  (Salmoniformes: Salmonidae) - 5431564

rainbow trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum, 1792)

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: The metoius River in eastern oregon is a stronghold for the redband trout.  Within a few miles of the headwaters springs, the river bursts to life with nearly two thousand CFS of aqua blue spring water that gushes from an underground aquifer in the lava rocks.  This is a stunning high gradiant spring creek on steroids.  While the fish are few and far between, the mere flash of one of these redsides is reward enough for many a angler.  Offering fisherman the most challenging of conditions, the Metolious natives may be the most difficult rainbows anywhere.  After many cold days with little success I found a spot that only took a quarter for the fish to cooperate.The metoius River in eastern oregon is a stronghold for the redband trout.  Within a few miles of the headwaters springs, the river bursts to life with nearly two thousand CFS of aqua blue spring water that gushes from an underground aquifer in the lava rocks.  This is a stunning high gradiant spring creek on steroids.  While the fish are few and far between, the mere flash of one of these redsides is reward enough for many a angler.  Offering fisherman the most challenging of conditions, the Metolious natives may be the most difficult rainbows anywhere.  After many cold days with little success I found a spot that only took a quarter for the fish to cooperate.
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Image location: United States

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Name: U.S. Geological Survey Archive
Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Monday, January 24, 2011
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