Originally Posted by fishnhunt
Pass the rainbow tag information on to:
I caught one this year and wrote the number down from the tag. Called him. He told me where and when they tagged it last year, size, condition, etc etc. I found out my fish was tagged in july of last year. I caught it june of this year. I also caught it with in 50 feet of where they caught and tagged it. Post the story if you call it in. The do like to get that info from us too and appreciate the call.
That jaw is probably mosty from being caught over and over on barbed hooks. I see that more than you would think on the river. I doubt it is from getting ripped by coho's. I have seen some pretty tore up fish and they just keep going. I know it is not the law but I wish it would be to go barbless. I pinch all mine
Plus those bows will root around in the gravel and knock eggs out too and wear the jaw down from some articles I have read. June has caught one with a bottom jaw that had been broke and turned to the side about 3 inches. Still hitting a bead though and it was a solid 24 inch fish. It was an older injury. You could see it had healed that way