Originally Posted by Bobby B.
The 17" rainbow my SIL caught yesterday out of Miller's Lake had 2 egg sacks inside. None of the other 27 rainbows we've caught so far this year had eggs. Is it possible the 17" was the only female or are 12-14" rainbows too young to produce eggs? Also, I've heard these stocked rainbows (Miller's and Carson) don't spawn. Is this true? Or is it they can't/don't reproduce? Are both the males and females sterile?
I did phone Fish and Wildlife to ask the above questions but all I got from their office was a recording even though the message states they are open today and tomorrow.
Thats really weird, stocked rainbows are typically triploids which can't reproduce, and even if it was a diploid trout, rainbows need flowing water to spawn...
Do you have any pictures of the egg sacks?