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the most important and main thing to be careful of with WD infected fish is to not transfer them to another water way. once a water way is infected there is now way to clean it up with out removing all the trout and waiting for the spores to degrade but that could take many years if it is even possible.

browns are relitively relitively uneffected by WD although the can be infected and then pass it onto other trout with devistating effects( thats how WD made its daybue), from what ive read every brown in a WD infected stream has it. in the browns native land they have had WD for a long time and have built up an immunity the fish that survived it spawnned fish that could tollerat it better and it just kept going till we gotr the browns of today that thrive in the WD inffected water ways

so if you catch a WD infected rainbow even if it looks nasty it has still survived and might breed and just maybe down the road rainbows will develope the same resistance to WD as the browns so i would let them go you wont be hurting the fishing and you just might be releasing the begining of a new generation of trout
 
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