Fish Sniffer Magazine Volume 41 Issue 18 - Page 8

FRESHWATER

8 November 11 , 2022 VOL . 41 • ISS . 18
FRESHWATER REPORTS :
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we do during spring plants , it will help with the distribution of fish throughout the rest of the lake . At the end of the day any trout that winters over will be bigger and better acclimated by spring- and weather notwithstanding , there are plenty of great fishing days in a typical November or December . “ We are also excited to introduce , for the first time at Collins Lake , Golden Rainbow Trout AKA ‘ Lightning Trout .’ We have had requests from anglers for several years to stock Mt . Lassen Trout Farm ’ s Lightnings , and folks ,
the time is now . Immediately identifiable by their golden coloring and distinctive red stripe , Lightning Trout are a beautiful fish with a good fight and excellent flavor with meat similar to salmon . They flash when you fight ,” said Palma . “ Not to be mistaken with Golden Trout , the first ‘ Golden Rainbow Trout ’, a female , was discovered in 1955 in West Virginia . The result of an apparent genetic mutation , her eggs were carefully harvested and bred , eventually reproducing her signature coloring and subsequently released to the public in 1963 . There are a couple other stories of trout with similar coloring but found , named , and selectively bred in other locations . Since then , decades of careful nurture and selective breeding have produced Mt . Lassen ’ s Lightning Trout ,” he added . “ While they don ’ t produce a literal electric charge , I have been told by more than a couple anglers that Lightning Trout fight harder than the average rainbow- and while I have yet to put it to the test myself , it has been suggested that the selective breeding of Golden Rainbows for recreational sport fishing and / or simply genetic hybrid vigor could explain their strength and behavior ,” he noted . The tentative planting schedule starts is currently scheduled through January : 1,000 pounds during the week of 10 / 31 – 11 / 4 1,000 pounds during the week of

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