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MarkDv
Posted: Nov 27, 2019 - 02:22 pm


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I had posted it on another forum but did not get any replies. Hope it's OK to place the same topic here.
I was fishing out of Colingwood in the beginning of September and got an average size rainbow.
When cleaning at home, as usual, I checked what is inside fish' stomach. It was empty, but to my surprise, in the lower intestine I found something what really looked like the pellets which used at fish farms to feed the fish. Under high magnification I could see very tiny fish bones. Strange though that the pellets were almost intact.
I know there is farms near parry Sound but never heard that there is a fish farm near Collingwood. Is it? If not, where this rainbow could come from with the pellets still inside?
Any thoughts?

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Posted: Nov 27, 2019 - 03:34 pm


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If the tail is messed up and the fish is very fat and looks like a football it is a farm fish ( and if the flesh colors white napkin orange it is 100%. 50 km to depot harbor. maybe it swam across? I caught a farm fish in Notty once

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Posted: Nov 27, 2019 - 04:48 pm


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No, the fish looked normally to me.
It is probably possible that fish from the farm near Parry Sound swam across GB to Colingwood, but it would be impossible that the fish still hold the food from the farm in its intestines. That's what bother me mostly...

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Posted: Nov 27, 2019 - 05:53 pm


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MarkDv
How big was that fish? It is possible that it got out of a stock pond and got into one of the trib's that flow into GB.

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Posted: Nov 27, 2019 - 06:12 pm


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Could also be that someone is chumming with pellets from either shore somewhere, or a boat in order to try and concentrate fish in a certain area.

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Posted: Nov 27, 2019 - 06:31 pm


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QUOTE (Seguin Fisher @ Nov 27, 2019 - 06:12 pm)
Could also be that someone is chumming with pellets from either shore somewhere, or a boat in order to try and concentrate fish in a certain area.

That's what I was thinking too SF. Interesting find Mark!

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MarkDv
Posted: Nov 27, 2019 - 10:26 pm


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How big was that fish? It is possible that it got out of a stock pond and got into one of the trib's that flow into GB.

The fish was not big, I think it was about 4lb or so.
It was caught relatively far from the shore, at about 80 FOW.
Chumming is possible but also unlikely in open water...

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Posted: Nov 28, 2019 - 12:00 am


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Any chance it intestines were just impacted with little balls of mud / dirt from the bottom and they were not food pellets?

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Posted: Nov 28, 2019 - 12:42 am


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Could be.... Even though I never seen mud or dirt in pellets at the bottom... Although I took a look at it under magnification and there was like tiny fish bones in it...

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Posted: Nov 28, 2019 - 03:20 am


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I'd guess it was from someone chumming near one of the farms. Fish can cover a lot of distance in a short time and they don't digest food very quickly in cold water.

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Posted: Nov 28, 2019 - 06:39 am


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Some farm bows have been caught on the Notty---I assume from P Sound.

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Posted: Nov 28, 2019 - 07:09 am


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Cool post. Id also suspect someone chumming from shore. Fish can move great distances in a short time.

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Posted: Dec 26, 2019 - 06:34 pm


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Cape Croker used to have pens out in the water. Pretty much every year the ice would rip them and a ton of rainbows would escape. Their used to be lots of these around.

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Posted: Dec 27, 2019 - 12:17 am


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If I understood it correctly, Cape Croker is a park on the East side of Bruce Peninsula. It may be a bit closer than Parry Sound, but still quite far away for fish to swim with the pellets still in intestines...

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Posted: Dec 27, 2019 - 05:44 pm


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So Mark now that the soft water season is pretty much wrapped up, did you figure some stuff out this year and start landing more fish?

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