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> Stocked trout, Year class
Posted: Feb 03, 2018 - 08:49 pm

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I have a question about year class for lake trout. I caught 5 lakers today all about the same size16-18 all had the left pectoral fin clipped. Is there a way of telling when they were released based on the fin clipped? We also caught a few specks also stocked with clipped fins. Sparky any thoughts 🤔

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Posted: Feb 04, 2018 - 02:15 am

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I know in zone 10 they do not clip fins but in minden area they do clip fins as it shows on the stocking list i would contact the Mnr in the area where you fish and they would be able to help you out.

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Posted: Feb 04, 2018 - 12:01 pm

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I am also curious about this.
I cauht a couple Splake the other day in Zone 11. They were both around 10 inches and both had clipped fins. I was wondering if these fish were stocked this year or last year? How big exactly is a yearling Splake?

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Posted: Feb 17, 2018 - 04:23 am

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I would think a year-ling would be any where from 6 to 8 inches long for a for sure answer contact the ministry depends on the species of fish as well.

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Posted: Feb 17, 2018 - 11:25 am

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The best way to find out is to get in touch with the MNR. They can answer all your questions.

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