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Re: "Top Trout Award?"
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C'mon Fred, it's a stocked pelleted pig that ate your green weenie laced with "Yum!"


http://www.yum3x.com/attractant.html

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Yeah I know...thats what the report says....all browns from 16-23 inches ....all left over from when the hatchery closed. Only like 4-5 browns found in the survey. all big.....none small to indicate reproduction.
Big Spring 2007 report

just sayin'

thats all I have to say about that. Forrest Gump

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What you just posted was right in line with what Mo posted?

I dont see a trout that was born in the stream when I look at your picture either, but that couldnt take a whole lot away from that fish. That was magnificent and I remember it from when you first posted it.

Posted on: 2010/1/19 9:42
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Mo just has fish envy

Just saying.........

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Fredrick wrote:
Mo just has fish envy

Just saying.........





No, I disagree, I don't think Mo would consider this one of his "pee-pee" trout.



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I think Fred's brown is an absolutely incredible fish - whether it's wild is impossible to verify. The hatchery was closed in late 2001 which would make this a very old fish in 2008 if it were indeed a hatchery escapee. As Mo's survey report indicates, there are still some very large browns in BS (this is consistent with what I have seen) but their numbers are diminishing. However, I have personally seen browns in the Ditch in recent months that were under about a foot in length. Whether wild or not, Fred's fish is a beauty! The dark coloration along the fish's belly is reminiscent of an Ontario trib brownie. Just an incredible fish - very heavy and great colors - certainly a good candidate for "Top Trout" in any year.


I don't think it's a good idea to have a "wild only" requirement. it's just too hard to verify if a trout is wild or not as Fred's fish proves. There are some mighty nice hatchery fish out there.

As for such a "Top Trout" award - the devil (as always) is in the details. How to submit the photo? How to vote - all members of the board or the mods? Would another photo file be required (like the photo contest)?

More to follow on this. I'm glad to see the board seems to like the idea.

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I think Fred's brown is an absolutely incredible fish - whether it's wild is impossible to verify. The hatchery was closed in late 2001 which would make this a very old fish in 2008 if it were indeed a hatchery escapee. As Mo's survey report indicates, there are still some very large browns in BS (this is consistent with what I have seen) but their numbers are diminishing. However, I have personally seen browns in the Ditch in recent months that were under about a foot in length. Whether wild or not, Fred's fish is a beauty! The dark coloration along the fish's belly is reminiscent of an Ontario trib brownie. Just an incredible fish - very heavy and great colors - certainly a good candidate for "Top Trout" in any year.


I don't think it's a good idea to have a "wild only" requirement. it's just too hard to verify if a trout is wild or not as Fred's fish proves. There are some mighty nice hatchery fish out there.

As for such a "Top Trout" award - the devil (as always) is in the details. How to submit the photo? How to vote - all members of the board or the mods? Would another photo file be required (like the photo contest)?

More to follow on this. I'm glad to see the board seems to like the idea.



I agree, but there should be some "Yum" provision in the rules, at the very least, disclosure....

Posted on: 2010/1/19 11:27


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I agree that there shouldn't be a "wild only" stipulation. If a stocked trout wins the voting, so be it. I honestly suspect that any fish that wins the voting will not be a fresh hatchery fish.

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I agree...don't limit it...the voters will work it out in the end. If it goes well, even create categories...wild, steelhead, ww, salt, etc.

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I do have fish envy....Fred. I can't seem to catch fish like that but really I am pleased with the fish I catch, very pleased.

As for being wild...if that fish was in the water from 2001 then as far as I am concerned its wild to me....streambred...nnneeehhh. No.

Here is another quagmire.....how about the pellet fed hogs at the lower fly area in a....public water, fish fed daily. Some very large fish there that rarely get caught. Wouldn't want to see a mass exodus of people lining up to catch the winner.

I think the whole idea of a big fish contest is a litte commercial.

They are photographs involving fish, people. What if we didn't make the fish have to be the biggest and just have it be a good photograph.

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I agree there is a bit of discomfort in encouraging a "big fish" contest. I liked the suggestion of a picture and a short story. A good story about a 7 inch trout may be as valuable as a bad story about a 28" trout. How do you say? Just sayin', is all.

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Jack what a true statement from a man that catches small fish and has fish envy .

Just saying........

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I agree a Top Trout candidate doesnt have to be based solely on size. I suspect most will, but some do come with neat stories that may not have size.
I like the photo contest, but not in Top Trout. This is paflyfish, not Paphotog. Dont see why we cant have both?
From a guy that didnt place in the photo contest.
Just sayin' is all.

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Seeing Alby's football brown in today's report got me thinking...

Might a PAFF award for "Top Trout in 2010" (or something similar) be worthwile? I enjoyed the photo contest last year - maybe this year we could add a category for vote: the "top trout." Perhaps, this could be a vote by forum members on what they consider the best trout from a photo submitted to PAFF this year. To qualify, the trout would have to be caught FFing here in PA in 2010, by a registered forum member, on waters open to free public access. Of course, we'll take forum members on their word if they don't want the stream identified. I think it ought to be limited to brook, brown, rainbow, palomino, and tiger trout - no steelhead. The criteria could be whatever the voter finds appealing. It doesn't have to be the biggest fish, although this would count, but also unique coloration, story behind the catching, or whatever.

Is this a good idea? What do you think?



I agree with what Fishidiot said in his initial post. Not the biggest, but the best photo / story, etc. The whole package. I'm not into seeing a bounty hunt for a hog fish. But to me it should be open to all species of fish. Perhaps adding a fly-fishing coldwater, warmwater and saltwater entry would open up the search to more members.

Posted on: 2010/1/20 7:30



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