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Old 09-22-18, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default My best Brook Trout

Who would of thought? Already 12 in the afternoon, maybe we'll have enough time to get some fishing in. Got to make the 2 hour drive to my favorite stream. Maybe we'll give this new feeder stream a try, we always talk about it? My brother and I both only expected small wild rainbows and maybe a decent brown or two to come out of it. We got to the beginning of the stream and knew it was going to be a rough one. Fallen trees and a massive tangle of Laurel. The only way up the stream is right in the middle of it. We manage a couple casts here and there with our trusty cheap ultra light spinning rods. Our best we could do was 2-3 inch long micro rainbows. We were having a blast catching these tiny guys. Then we came across a log jam, real nasty one. Seemed like a good spot to take a break and eat while we decide how we're going to get over this thing. I finished my protein bar and decided I might as well fish while I wait for my brother to finish. I could see a couple spots I could cast into the tangle of fallen trees and get a decent retrieve with my spinner. Saw a couple of micro trout follow me out a few times and maybe some chub. Then it came out from the shadows. Thought I had a decent rainbow on until it jumped and splashed, my brother said "that's a Brook trout!" The fight was over as soon as it started because the pool was not too big. Got my picture and not a minute later, released it and saw it swim back into the tangle. Caught it on a size 1 panther martin brass body all silver inline spinner. Would of been nice to get a size on this guy but I never carry a tape measure in my trout bag. This easily trumped my previous pb Brook trout. The only other Brook trout I have ever caught was a tiny 2 1/2 inch micro Brookie.
Brook trout back in the water ready to dart off under the log jam


my previous best brook trout


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Old 09-22-18, 11:30 PM   #2
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Man, what a fish! Congrats! It's going to be tough to top that bad boy. The scenery is beautiful too.
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Old 09-23-18, 08:39 AM   #3
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Awesome Brook Trout!
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Old 09-23-18, 09:07 AM   #4
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Amazing fish


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Old 09-23-18, 09:22 AM   #5
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That thing is awesome! What a great surprise Iím sure


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Old 09-23-18, 09:23 AM   #6
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Man, that is a freaking monster! Big bait = big fish. You shoulda hung that toad on the wall man!
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Old 09-24-18, 12:08 PM   #7
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Is that picture of the creek the tributary?! That is a seriously large trib. if so! Congrats on catching that beefy brook.
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Old 09-24-18, 12:57 PM   #8
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Rowdy, rowdy, rowdy. Thatís a hoss.
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Old 09-25-18, 10:00 AM   #9
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Maybe that Brookie is eating some micro Rainbows. I wish it well in taking over that creek.
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Old 09-25-18, 10:39 AM   #10
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Very nice fish! Beautiful scenery!
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