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  • Ol' Foot-long. My PB Brookie.

    Caught my personal best wild brook trout a couple days ago on a small blue line in the Chattahoochee NF here in northeast Georgia. I have been trying for years and years, but I've never been able to catch one that exceeds 10.25'' or so on a wild brook trout. I've been spin fishing a lot more recently and hunting hard trying to bust a one-footer. Finally was able to make it happen Monday. What made this fish especially special to me is that it came from a pool that I named "The Hog Hole" several years ago. I always catch a nice speck from that stream. I mean EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. I just told Buckman about the pool a few weeks back, and lo and behold, it produced again. This fish was old as dirt, and was at the end of its road. Although a very muscular fish, it had nearly no life left. I thought I was snagged, when the trout struck, but felt the tug back and knew I had a good one. I saw its size and was prepared for a good fight, but it just gave up and I horsed it onto the bank effortlessly.
    I caught it using a Trout Magnet gold jig with a Berkely Power Honey Worm soft grub.

    I had left my tape in my vehicle as I had removed most of my fishing gear from my pack and was fishing light. Although it would have been nice to let this fish go, I knew I had to put a tape on it immediately, because by eyeballing it, I thought for sure it was a 12 incher. That combined with the sure knowledge that this fish might not even make it until this upcoming spawn, I decided to let nature be what it is. I brought him home.

    This was a memorable speck for me because finding a foot long wild speck in GA is like finding a needle in a haystack. I asked Buckman if I could come over because I had to show him something, and he told me to come on over. I got to his house and told him I needed a witness so another person could say that they saw it in person. Just for the record, you know Buckman is an apt username, because while sitting in his living room, his two year old boy came up to me, and would point at a mounted buck and say "daddy", then he would point to the next buck, and say "daddy", then the next, then the next, and the next, and the next. That boy knows where all those big bucks came from!

    I wish yall tight lines. Although the trout bite is slowing down lower down on the rivers, the bite is still very, very good in the higher up streams.
    As always "further up, and further in."

    -Kyle








  • #2
    Thatís one helluva glorious speck!

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    • #3
      Congrats again Kyle!! Thatís a heck of a fish!! And many of us Speck fisherman dream of catching one!! Well done 👍

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      • #4
        True trophy fish right there. Congrats!
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        • #5
          Dang
          Dang
          DANG!
          nice fish Kyle.
          #HWPO


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          • #6
            Thanks so much guys! It really is a fish of a lifetime for me! If I can catch a few more of those 12 inchers, I might be able to tie up with Buckman!

            SplatekÖ.I'm not too hip or up to date with trends in culture, society, media, and technology and the like. I didn't know what #HWPO meant, so I had to google it. You DO NOT want to know what came up! I thought....man....that fish mush have gotten splatek seriously aroused?! HAHAHA. Check out the Urban Dictionary definition when you get a chance!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Killer Kyle View Post
              Thanks so much guys! It really is a fish of a lifetime for me! If I can catch a few more of those 12 inchers, I might be able to tie up with Buckman!



              SplatekÖ.I'm not too hip or up to date with trends in culture, society, media, and technology and the like. I didn't know what #HWPO meant, so I had to google it. You DO NOT want to know what came up! I thought....man....that fish mush have gotten splatek seriously aroused?! HAHAHA. Check out the Urban Dictionary definition when you get a chance!


              Duuuude, not gonna lie, a little turned on.... Bahaha. Hard work pays off
              Omg. That made my day man


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              • #8
                Originally posted by splatek16 View Post
                Duuuude, not gonna lie, a little turned on.... Bahaha. Hard work pays off
                Omg. That made my day man


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                I had to look also. Looks like I need to try to catch a 12 inch speck...

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                • #9
                  Good Golly Miss Molly - that is a very special fish. Glad you have a pic so you can remember that beauty forever! KUDOs go out to you!!
                  Tight lines!!

                  Doc

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                  • #10
                    I would trade you a 28 inch tailwater brown for that fish any day Kyle.

                    Heck of a trophy! Did ya make brook trout taco or is he destined for residence in the man cave? That would be a super cool pedestal mount!
                    I like em big fat and sloppy.

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                    • #11
                      Congrats man! Thatís freaking awesome what a trophy of a native fish.
                      Iím still searching for a 12Ē speck myself I hope I can get one eventually.
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                      • #12
                        Wow! 12"+ with a solid mid-section. Very rare, indeed. That's one you'll always remember, for sure. Kyle, congrats on an epic fish; it doesn't get better than that. Great post also.
                        "A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined..." George Washington

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                        • #13
                          Beautiful fish.
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                          "Good things come to those who wade." John 6:37

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                          • #14
                            Fish of a lifetime. One that size has always been on my bucket list.
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                            • #15
                              Congratulations on an epic brook!
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