Determining the Age of a Fish
The age of a fish can be determined by examining the rings in one of the scales of the fish. Normally the scale is taken near the dorsal area.
|Fish caught May 15, 2004
0.2 mi. upstream from the mouth of Fish Creek;
Length: 431mm (approx. 17 in.)
Each year is represented by a group of narrow "winter" rings with year "0" at the center and the last year or portion thereof at the perimeter."