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Thread: Is this a buck or hin and red or silver

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    2010 08 15_5855.jpgI caught this today. What kind of salmon is it and is it male or female? I know as I cleaned it just wondering what every one alts thinks. I know it looks a bit rough you could say that it ran the gauntlet only to bit my hook.

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    Looks like a hen silver to me. I'd like to see a close up of the tail and back though. You have one?
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    Hen silver

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    I would say a Silver HIN...and definitely not a Red...

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    Doesn't look like a red to me. Probably a silver. Hen i would guess by the belly, but the jaw is pretty hooked for a hen that is still silver.

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    100% coho hen. Nice plump belly
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    Coho for sure, but I'll "buck" the trend and say BUCK.

    Could have been smooshed in the fishbox, but that snout appears to have a pretty noticeable hook to it.

    And while it is a full belly, I don't readily see the ovipositor sticking out the vent (although I could almost imagine it being there).
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    Hey fishNphysician, this is a family site. I agree with the Buck part...

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    That nose looks pretty hooked to me.....I'm going to have to say Buck.

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    Looks like a small male silver to me.

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    I didn't know fish hit lures in that creek.

    Looks like a female silver to me.

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    I thought that since it was so washed out people might think it's a red. I thought the shadow on the nose might make people think it was male but you all are to smart.

    Like all little creeks if you are there from 4am to eight you can catch fish after fish but once the sun comes over the trees the fish don’t bite any more. There weren’t many fish in the creek this week end I only caught 2 the other was old so I let it go I caught this one right at the portage as I was leaving and yes I did catch it in the mouth. I would have let it go if had had caught any other fish.

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    My post was mere tongue in cheek, I wasn't implying you snagged the fish. Usually the fish are so molested by the time they hit the forks its a great accomplishment to get a biter. Before the herds roamed the flats the fishing was nothing short of spectacular.

    Congrats on the fun trip. You can see enough wildlife to fill a zoo in a canoe. Did you happen to gut the fish to see if it was a male or female?

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    Buck Silver is my vote

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    Green back, small tail diameter, lack of black specks on the back... all signs of a sockeye. A view of the rest of the tail (fin) would be definative.

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    I've spawned alot of coho and unlike the other salmon, the females will develop a small kype. I'm sticking with hen.
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    It is in fact a female silver. I thought that the green back and small hooked nose would fool a few people.

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    Yeah, what do I win?
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    congratulations!!! you won my respect

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    I caught a similar looking Coho with a small kype yesterday. When I cut it open, chock full o' eggs.

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