Splake?

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Moose439
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Splake?

I caught a couple a suspicious looking trout yesterday and suspectb they may be Splake, They were caught off the Gunflint Trail from a lake known to contain Splake. What do you guys think? Fish One

Fish two.

Thanks in advance for any help guys and sorry for being so shitty on ID's sometimes.

iliketofish
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I vote splake too

As I understand it, the best way to tell a splake from a brookie is that splakes have a more forked tail whereas brook trout have a more square tail with very little to no fork. That said, I'm not positive, but I vote splake.

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Moose439
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There are also brookies in th

There are also brookies in the Lake, after looking at more pics I'm a lot less sure these are Splake and thinking they are giant brookies. Either way they were fun to catch.

andy
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speck imho

Looks like a brookie to me.

iliketofish
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Ya nice fish either way! They

Ya nice fish either way!

They're definitely colored like brookies, the tail in the bottom pic looks a little more forked than a brookie to me. Could just be how it's sitting though. The bottom one doesn't have the vermiculations of the back like a typical brookie either. Like I said, I'm not positive, just casting a vote smiley

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Moose439
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Thanks Andy, I've never caugh

Thanks Andy, I've never caught  brook trout that was over eight inches before this so it kinda threw me off. My initial thought was thatb they were brook trout but they were just so damn big.

Hal Edward
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Landlocked brookies can get B

Landlocked brookies can get BIG, like over 10 lbs big.

andy
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Not 100% on this

I do need to say that I'm not 100% on this ID, just my knee-jerk reaction to the fish.  It does appear that they tail fork is evident on the bottom one, but the tail is not exactly flat so it's tough to tell for sure.  Any more photos, Moose?

Moose439
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I have a few more pics but I

I have a few more pics but I wont be near my computer for a few days. Ill upload them Monday.