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Re: 30" Browns

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30.5" Brown

Fish was taped at catch site and again at home. Weighed right at 11 lbs on state certified scale.

Spent all freakin night trying to get this posted. I am computer stupid for sure.

Will follow up with a few 29"'s from the SC PA streams also.

I and the others that I fish with that hunt big trout tape all fish over 20", so there is no overestimating.

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Posted on: 2013/11/19 22:13


Re: 30" Browns

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Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to get it posted.

Posted on: 2013/11/19 22:44


Re: 30" Browns

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30.5" Brown

Fish was taped at catch site and again at home. Weighed right at 11 lbs on state certified scale.

Spent all freakin night trying to get this posted. I am computer stupid for sure.

Will follow up with a few 29"'s from the SC PA streams also.

I and the others that I fish with that hunt big trout tape all fish over 20", so there is no overestimating.


This is a PA fish or just proof that 30" browns exist in the world? Recent catch?

Posted on: 2013/11/19 22:47


Re: 30" Browns

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SC PA fish, actually from a fairly popular limestoner. I am sure there are people on this board that fish this very spot.

I fish a ton of western PA and SC PA streams and really that is it. I take the time to learn the ones I fish intimately. Other than a trip or 2 to the Lake Ontario tribs each year, the rest is on the local stuff within an hour of home. (My numbers DO NOT count LO trib fish, as that is a whole other ball game. 30+" not that big of deal up there)

Fish was caught in 2010.

I have caught one 29" each year since (2011, 2012, 2013) but haven't cracked the 30 again.

Thanks to some of the other members that pm'ed me too.

Heard some impressive stories and there is quite a few a guys out there nailing the big 20"+ browns., and doing it with regularity.

Posted on: 2013/11/19 23:20


Re: 30" Browns

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Thanks for posting Brown. Curious, is that a stocked stream or is it stocked where that fish was caught. Not looking for the name of the stream.
NightStalker, I remember those fish and it's nice to no they were released. Good job. Those cono fish interest me.

Posted on: 2013/11/19 23:37
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Re: 30" Browns

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Your welcome. It's a stream that gets a very small amount of stocking. But, way more known for its abundance of wild browns. They have a unmistakable look to them.

That being said, this fish was caught several miles away from the nearest section that receives stocking.

Posted on: 2013/11/19 23:59


Re: 30" Browns

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30.5" Brown

Fish was taped at catch site and again at home. Weighed right at 11 lbs on state certified scale.


Do you mean you taped him again before you stuck him in the freezer?

Posted on: 2013/11/20 8:44


Re: 30" Browns

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Troy,

I believe Brown71 fed an entire homeless encampment with that 11 lbs of Brook Trout eating menance. Were is your Thanksgiving spirit!?!

Posted on: 2013/11/20 11:59


Re: 30" Browns

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Troy,

I believe Brown71 fed an entire homeless encampment with that 11 lbs of Brook Trout eating menance. Were is your Thanksgiving spirit!?!


That is what our government is for. Anyway, for a person who admits to frequently target big fish for his enjoyment, it seems a shame that someone else won't have the opportunity to catch that fish again.

Posted on: 2013/11/20 12:47


Re: 30" Browns

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Wise. I release my catches with that thought in mind. I have some repeat catches...even several years later.

Posted on: 2013/11/20 13:32


Re: 30" Browns

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Brown, that is a hellava fish! Well done.

I could get into chasing big fish like that, but I'm sure the time that it requires is significant. But I do have a place or two in mind...

Posted on: 2013/11/20 17:31
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Brown71 wrote:
30.5" Brown

Fish was taped at catch site and again at home. Weighed right at 11 lbs on state certified scale.

Spent all freakin night trying to get this posted. I am computer stupid for sure.

Will follow up with a few 29"'s from the SC PA streams also.

I and the others that I fish with that hunt big trout tape all fish over 20", so there is no overestimating.




They do exist, they do exist, they do, they do, they do....
Awesome fish.... Thanks for making me a believer.

Posted on: 2013/11/20 18:08
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Re: 30" Browns

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Thanks for the kind words ya'll.

Posted on: 2013/11/20 20:52


Re: 30" Browns

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I don't see a problem personally with a self imposed one a day over thirty for big trout chasers. I haven't been able to keep one and I'm not sure if I could. But,,,,,,, I don't have a problem with that. I believe all the two footers, well heck 20 inchers over that were released in the pursuit can make up the spawning necessary to sustain. Good Job Brown... Call me crazy but I believe on a hunch that the fish may have been a fingerling stock. The only reason I say that is it looks alot like Big Browns I have seen in the past in streams that receive fingerling plantings. Did I mention that is one helluva fish and a great pic.

Posted on: 2013/11/20 23:14


Re: 30" Browns

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Thanks Stenonema, I appreciate it. When I have time, I will post a few more bigger fish.

Trust me, I debated taking it, but out of hundreds of trout caught each season I usually kill 0 to 1 at the most. I don't eat em, no one in my family does, no reason to kill em. The few that I have taken over the years all went to the wall. Never wasted in the freezer.

And as you said, many, many 20"+ went back safely.LOL

Thanks again man.

Posted on: 2013/11/21 0:52



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