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Re: 30" Browns

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Yea its a 32" 15.5 lb. male from a LO trib.

I have always enjoyed taxidermy, I have quite a few mounts in my fishing room/office. Mainly browns mounted, 1 or 2 rainbows, and a steelhead and a coho.

Posted on: 12/9 16:27


Re: 30" Browns

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Here is another good local brown, this one was 29" and some change.

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Re: 30" Browns

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helluva big trout ugly sob lol

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Re: 30" Browns

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Nice pics of trout. The largest I caught was a 26 1/2"long 16" girth Palimino. Gave me 1 heck of a fight.

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Re: 30" Browns

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Once a trout reaches that length and weight - how old are they? How many more years of life do they have left?

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Re: 30" Browns

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Brown71,
Where do you live? I'll be swinging by to attach tracking GPS to your vehicle so I can tag along.

Posted on: 12/18 16:05
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Re: 30" Browns

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You know a male brown trout is so Manly that Jimmy Houston might hesitate to kiss it.
I don't know for sure, however I raised alot of trout in a pond when younger. We would catch stockers and raise them. The brookies topped out at 4 to 5 years and the browns and bows at 12 to 14 years and prime I would put at 8-9 years. Good fins had everything to do with growth. Just my observations.

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Re: 30" Browns

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I always felt sorry for the fish when I used to watch his show. I didn't see any bass pucker up for his smooch!

Thanks Steno

Posted on: 12/19 9:03
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Re: 30" Browns

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I agree with Steno, most of the reading I have done regarding age says that 8-10 is around peak for a brown, although they may live a few years longer than that. Either way, when they get 28" or so plus, they have no doubt been around a day or two.

Pennypack, that's a darn nice palomino. I have never caught what I consider a large pali.

Krayfish - I am very fortunate I live within 45 minutes of two streams that consistently produce large fish. One in particular is only 20 min. away so during peak times, especially fall I am able to fish it almost daily if need be. I am also very fortunate to work for family and have a super-flexible work schedule, it's more about being out there than anything else.

Hookjaw - LOL he does look kinda ugly there. I caught him late evening and the camera definitely did his color no justice. He was in actuality a lot brighter on the belly area and not so white in general.

There was a post a while back on here about pictures and how what your naked eye sees seems to never be what the pic shows. I couldn't agree with that more. I try hard to get decent pics and it always seems I remember the fish being a tick different. Too many variables with photography.

Posted on: 12/19 10:38


Re: 30" Browns

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That's true. It's especially true with flash, which makes taking night pictures extra difficult. Unfortunately, night is when most of the big boys are caught.

Posted on: 12/19 11:12


Re: 30" Browns

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Here is a quick color balance version of Brown71's picture. The fish looks better but Brown71's skin became to pink.

Posted on: 12/19 14:36


Re: 30" Browns

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Try again...

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Posted on: 12/19 14:38


Re: 30" Browns

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wow Brown, those are incredible fish. no doubt that they are living in the stream year round - i mention that cos looking at Night Stalkers fish on page 3 i'm relatively certain that what he caught there were sea run brown trout - or Sea Trout as they call them in Europe.

now those grow to stupid sizes, a 30" would be a two winter fish - note the very similar colouration :

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NS's fish would have been state records maybe national.

i keep meaning to hit up the NJ manasquan river for sea trout...

Posted on: 12/19 17:06
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Re: 30" Browns

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Brown71,

I'm guessing I live close to most of the same waters. Your employer is more flexible than mine....guarantee that. :)

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Re: 30" Browns

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geebee,

take a look at the article by Dave Whitlock in the Summer 2012 issue of TU's "TROUT". In it , he discusses brown trout coloration Pages 57-58.

"...Trout living in murky streams will be pale colored and those living in large clear lakes, oceans and those just returning from the sea will be almost colorless or silvery and posses few and smaller spots and markings..."

The fish I encounter, are in the "murky stream" category.

http://online.qmags.com/TU0612#pg1&mode2

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