Trout test in the Holy Water

Trout No. 1748 is sporting some bling and working for Da Man to help settle the question of whether the Rogue River’s Holy Water lives up to its name or is simply a pit-stop in purgatory before trout get flushed downriver.

This 16-inch trout with an orange, numbered, spaghetti-like tag attached to its dorsal fin is one of 400 tagged trout released into the Rogue’s fly-fishing only section between Lost Creek dam and Cole Rivers Hatchery as part of a new study to determine what rainbows do when they’re jettisoned from the fish-stocking truck here.

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