Wildcat crk trap
Caught by John Rhodes, NEORSD
Caught by John Rhoades
Not actually in picture. Glimpsed in this rural water race out the back of Templeton cemetery.
Fish keep spawning/hatching in the portion of Hobson Creek that dries up year after year. Last year we saw the fish jumping and spawning and they were definitely salmonoids. This year, we only saw babies. This one recently died in a pool that formed after the year's one major storm shifted all the pools and gravel areas. We've seen other fish trying to make it in their little dwindling pools, but this one was quite large for the size of the pool it was in. No dark speckles on body, faintly pink line on its side. Mouth all white inside.
Salmonidae are a family of ray-finned fish, the only living family currently placed in the order Salmoniformes. It includes salmon, trout, chars, freshwater whitefishes and graylings. The Atlantic salmon and trout of genus Salmo give the family and order their names.