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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 09:15 am


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What is a rainbow trout wahoo? I have heard of fishermen occasionally catching them and have searched the internet for information without getting a clear explanation and I might have even hooked and lost one last weekend. How did it get the name wahoo? Thanks in advance for any info.

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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 09:27 am


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Never heard of it!

Some years ago a "Skamania" strain of rainbow was stocked into Lake Huron and they were a very athletic and spectacular fish to catch. Lots of leaping and jumping. The "Wahoo" is an ocean fish and I believe it is also known for it's spectacular fight. Perhaps people are comparing the Skamania to a Wahoo?

I've only ever caught one and that was 5 or more years ago.

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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 09:43 am


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Indian pen fish. Guys call em wahoos for some reason. They aren't native and inhabit Georgian Bay when nets mysteriously break.

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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 01:50 pm


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Not sure but I can put it in a sentence.

Look , I caught a Rainbow Trout, Wahoo.

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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 01:52 pm


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Seriously, I never heard that term.

Pen fish escapees are called " CROAKERS"

Don't know where the term Wahoo came from

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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 02:11 pm


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I haven't heard the term Wahoo for a long time, but yes they were pen escapees.
Now I don't know why people still call them "croakers" when they haven't farmed fish or had escapees from Cape Croaker for well over 10 years. Maybe they should start calling them Parry Sounders or Manitouliners because that's where any of the escapees come from these days....

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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 08:29 pm


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Wahoo is what we called them back in the early 90's, nice fish and with very red meat.
Use to catch them at Owen Sound, Meaford and Thornbury, jigging in the spring.

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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 10:42 pm


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Used to catch em full of eggs in the fall on the beaver also. Been a long time though!

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Posted: May 25, 2017 - 10:51 am


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Yah, to be honest , before I even heard the term Croakers I used to just call them Escapees.

I really didn't care what they were called. I just liked the fight and taste.

Name had no effect.

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Posted: Jun 26, 2018 - 10:49 am


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Well, I think that I finally caught one. Caught while casting from a Southern Georgian Bay shore last Saturday mid afternoon on an orange and gold spoon. Was 11.5 pounds. A friend told me that it was a Wahoo when he saw the picture. Don't know why the football shape and small head. If anybody can give me some insight as to its shape, it would be appreciated. Gave it away to some friends who enjoy fish so don't know what it is like to eat. Within the next hour of catching this one, landed and released 2 more rainbows which were regular shaped in the 5-6 pound range and lost the last one after about 5 seconds. There must have been a school passing by.

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Posted: Jun 26, 2018 - 10:54 am


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Tried to attach a picture but it didn't go the first time. Trying again.

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Posted: Jun 26, 2018 - 11:02 am


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Always fun catching those football rainbows as I always call em back in the days. I know those fishes are still around but I don't fish Georgian bay that much anymore

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Posted: Jun 26, 2018 - 04:38 pm


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QUOTE (breakwater @ Jun 26, 2018 - 10:54 am)
Tried to attach a picture but it didn't go the first time. Trying again.

Breakwater, PM sent

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Posted: Jun 26, 2018 - 05:53 pm


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QUOTE (breakwater @ Jun 26, 2018 - 10:49 am)
Well, I think that I finally caught one. Caught while casting from a Southern Georgian Bay shore last Saturday mid afternoon on an orange and gold spoon. Was 11.5 pounds. A friend told me that it was a Wahoo when he saw the picture. Don't know why the football shape and small head. If anybody can give me some insight as to its shape, it would be appreciated. Gave it away to some friends who enjoy fish so don't know what it is like to eat. Within the next hour of catching this one, landed and released 2 more rainbows which were regular shaped in the 5-6 pound range and lost the last one after about 5 seconds. There must have been a school passing by.

They're fine to eat, nice red meat, you just have to pick out the food colouring and anitbiotics.

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Posted: Jun 26, 2018 - 06:34 pm


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Interesting. Food colouring is not used. I thought this for quite some time. What is in Their food to cause the Red meat is a ingredient called astaxanthin. This can be naturally sourced or synthetic. Naturally astaxanthin occurs in crustaceans.

Here is a pic of some wild trout I caught up north. Looks like farmed meat but itís not. The diet of the fish here is pretty much pure chronomids and insects. Little to no bait fish in the lake I catch these from.

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