RE:11/18 Indian Head
Well, if any of you were dying of curiosity about my little blue-browns, the mystery is solved. I talked to Steve Hurley at the DFW.
They're hatchery fish, overstock from the McLaughlin hatchery [anyone know where that is?], and of a strain called "spring creek". There's nothing about that strain to suggest an unusual coloration, Steve assumes it's just a result of the color of the pens or raceways they were kept in. Or perhaps it's a quick acculturation, the Indian Head waters are dark.
The hope in putting those critters in there now is that some of them will acclimate and choose to become sea-runs. I sure do hope so.