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Re: Unicorn

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I must have looked at these photos three or four times today- I can't get over how amazing that fish is!!!

Posted on: 10/23 11:25


Re: Unicorn

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What I want to know is, where did you get that tiny rod and reel.



Awesome fish.

Posted on: 10/23 12:01
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Re: Unicorn

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Helluva catch.

Posted on: 10/23 12:30
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Re: Unicorn

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C'mon! Who posts that pic without some stats lol. Could be 12 could be 16".

Posted on: 10/23 14:44


Re: Unicorn

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Glad you guys are taken back by this fish.

A little more info. The fish is in a 5'-10' trickle that runs into a larger warm water river. I have fished this stream 10 times in 10 years. During the summer/fall 1trip and during the spring/winter 1trip.
Every summer and fall this guys suddenly appear. Right now this fish and 3 others in the 12" range at least are in the creek. It is my belief that these are seasonal migrating brook trout who spend part of their time in the river. There is no way this creek produces the size and numbers of brook trout I have caught there.

There are other thoughts and observations I have on the topic but I'll leave it at that as not to reveal too much information.

I left the size out to avoid debate, but what the hey.
Rod mark was at 15.5"

I'm calling it 15"

Posted on: 10/23 17:35
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Re: Unicorn

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Let me say this. I've fished w/ Sal and have known him long enough to know that he's caught enough 12" freestone brookies to not consider them "Unicorns" (I'm not saying they're common, I'm just saying they're not unicorns).

Posted on: 10/23 17:35


Re: Unicorn

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Meh Sal posted before me!

Posted on: 10/23 17:36


Re: Unicorn

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Also, it's wet and in water in every single photo

Posted on: 10/23 17:36


Re: Unicorn

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Yeah, that water in the pic is actually the stream. There was a rock and gravel build up separating the hole up stream and his spot. That water is flowing in those leaves. I wish now I hadn't done that. It confused my camera and it gave a slight blur.

Interesting to note, after caught and released I took that pic of him swimming. I walked up within 3 feet and watched in awe for a few minutes. Got a smile, dipped my caddis in and the specimen started to rise. Had to pull it away.

Can survive 6 summers or more but is dumb as a box of rocks
Took a size 12 tan elk hair caddis.

Posted on: 10/23 18:20
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Very nice fish.

Posted on: 10/23 18:25


Re: Unicorn

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And yes, I do catch more than my share of 10"-12" wikd brookies. Unicorns are freestone 15" and up.

In 29 years I've now caught 3 freestone brookies in the 15" range and numerous limestone brookies at that size.
This was the prettiest one by far and as DaveW noted, in nearly perfect condition.
I may never top it and I'm fine with that.

Never 2 in one year until this year.
I have been very blessed this year.


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Re: Unicorn

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Looks like a shopped 8.5” stocker yanked off a redd, smashed off a rock while landing it, and handled with bone dry hands to me.

Brookie of a lifetime sal, nicely done. Added bonus that it’s a male in full colors. Both of my all time big Brookies were paler females. I’d love to get a male like that. Congrats man.

Posted on: 10/23 19:06


Re: Unicorn

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Congrats sal, that's one amazing native right there! Just beautiful. I'd put the rarity of that brookie on par with catching a wild tiger trout.

Posted on: 10/23 19:57
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Re: Unicorn

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Congrats, Sal! Gorgeous fish.

Posted on: 10/23 21:53


Re: Unicorn

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Really nice fish! Always cool to see a fish like that to get a tiny glimpse into what must have been common brookies that historically inhabited our larger streams and rivers

Posted on: 10/23 22:12



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