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Airborne Rainbow Trout
10-APR-2009

Airborne Rainbow Trout

Port Hope, Ontario view map

Every spring migratory Rainbow Trout swim up various tributaries in the Great Lakes region. In this photo, Rainbow Trout (some call them steelhead, although a true steelhead migrates from saltwater to fresh water e.g. Pacific) attempt to jump into the fishway at Corbett's Dam on the Ganaraska River in Port Hope, Ontario. At last count there were 2571 Rainbow Trout (as of April 13) that used the fish ladder. As many as 8000 have been known to make the journey. Unlike pacific salmon, rainbow trout do not die after spawning but rather return to the Great Lakes.


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bill friedlander28-Jul-2009 00:35
Expert timing to catch these guys. Good capture of the rushing water as well. V
waterfalls man04-Jul-2009 18:02
Excellent Capture V !!!
tammie20-Apr-2009 02:23
I am just in awe of your trout shots. Just an amazing capture. Well done William! ~V~
Willy Alfaro15-Apr-2009 19:23
Excellent capture and caption! Thanks!! V!!
vatorman15-Apr-2009 00:55
Excellent catch (even better on my dinner plate) I know it can be hard to capture this scene; been to this exact spot. BV!
Ted Busby14-Apr-2009 23:37
Well done William; thanks for the info too.
Hank Vander Velde14-Apr-2009 23:32
Great shot and nice caption/description William.
Brad Claypole14-Apr-2009 21:01
great 'two-for-one' shot
Almost a triple! V
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