This was one of the little rat reds we caught - the reason we took his pic was because of his spot pattern. Years ago, the Parks and Wildlife thought that if the bred reds with multiple spots that all the reds that were produced at the hatchery would have multiple spots and they could keep tract of their progress better. They discovered that it didn't work that way - but from time to time you still hear fisherman refer to a multi-spotted red as a Brood Stock Red.

It is a real priviledge to help our Texas Parks and Wildlife collect brood stock. It brings me great joy to do so. I would like to again that Bill Baker and Lance R. for allowing Lynn B. to bring me along to help.

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