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Re: Your largest wild/native trout?

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Speaking off footballs-I saw a bait caught 18 pound brown caught on the mighty mo.-they really do look like footballs.lol

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Re: Your largest wild/native trout?

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My most likely candidate for a football, obv no aftermarket parts.

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Dave- thought I would ask you since your an old salt. Did you catch these trout in a variety of ways or mostly streamers?
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Caught 'em with a variety of flies. I'd hazard a rough guess that probably over two thirds of 20+" trout I've caught here in PA have come on nymphs and streamers. The 11" brookie fell for a nymph in a mountain stream in 1985 - wish I had a photo of him but he's one I'll always remember. I also don't have a photo of the largest trout I've caught in PA - a brown in Fisherman's Paradise (hatchery escapee) that was about 8lbs and also fell for a nymph.

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Re: Your largest wild/native trout?

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When did the standard switch to inches and not pounds and ounces-just curious?

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Re: Your largest wild/native trout?

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since we fish in PA.
I get this same crap from my michigan buddies.
someday, I'll live around great fishing again.....someday.


i guess this is the biggest one of 2010 that I have a picture of - over 17"

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Re: Your largest wild/native trout?

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wasn't meant to be a shot- a pound is a pound,the world around.

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Re: Your largest wild/native trout?

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Largest wild brown 18" from Spring Creek. Largest native brookie from a local freestoner 11". Last fall I caught a Brookie out of Spring Creek that measured 12". Nice,mature,colorful male that I'm almost sure was wild. Only one of two Brookies that I have ever caught in Spring Creek. Anybody else here ever catch a Brookie out of Spring Creek? I have also caught 2 different wild Tiger trout from a nearby unstocked limestone stream. The largest of which went 14". What a trophy he was. No matter how many trout I catch in my lifetime he will surely remain my top trophy.

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No brookies on Spring, but I did catch one on the Little J that went about 10 inches. Caught it my first time there and within the first few minutes on a mickey finn.

There has to be some brooktrout water around Rothrock St Forest... my guess is he came from there.

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Re: Your largest wild/native trout?

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No pictures but I caught an 18.5 inch rainbow on penns this year. First time I fished the green drake hatch and I caught him on a fly I tied.

Also caught the largest brookie to date... It was about 12 or 13, I don't rememeber exactly. Caught him in mid summer so I sent him home as quick as possible. I caught him in a local stream I've grown to love. Took a dry fly and put up quite a fight on the 3 wt.

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Re: Your largest wild/native trout?

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21" brown from Spring Creek is my largest that I'm fairly sure was wild. I got a 22 incher at the papermill pool on the Tully, right at the confluence with Cacoosing. I've caught wild browns in that pool and the Cacoosing is known to have plenty. I felt that this fish was wild, but I admit it could have been a holdover that was there a while.

Of course, I've caught plenty of steelhead bigger than that, and there is a small percentage that are wild, and I'd never be able to tell the wild ones from the 99% that have hatchery origins.

As far as brookies, 12 1/2" is my biggest wild fish, though I've got quite a few stocked fish larger than that, including an 18 incher.

Wildbrookie - I've caught a few brookies in Spring Creek, all of them presumed to be hatchery escapees. For instance, "the woman's section" at Paradise always has a few of various sizes, and I'm sure a few filter on out into the stream, some of them start pretty small so they can essentially be "fingerling" stocked there.

I've also caught lots of wild brookies in the Spring Creek watershed, in the headwater tribs.

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A couple of 20 inch browns in Spring, that I thought to be wild, one 20 inch brown in fishing creek, I'm sure was wild!

All were beautiful fish.

Go steelers!

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I bet that BFC brown was a beauty!

I actually caught a 13" tiger trout in spring creek a few years ago around the paradise. It was definitely not wild.

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When did the standard switch to inches and not pounds and ounces-just curious?


My guess would be that the measurement "standard" went from weight to length when C&R became so popular. Referencing a fish against a rod or net takes seconds and no equipment on stream, whereas weight requires more equipment, longer handling of the fish and likely more invasive handling of the fish (think scale where you hang a fish by its gills).

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Re: Your largest wild/native trout?

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When did the standard switch to inches and not pounds and ounces-just curious?


It's just a much easier measurement. Many ways to measure length with instruments that you're carrying anyways, or a small inobtrusive device, and it only takes one measurement. For weight, you'd have to carry a scale or else estimate it from a larger number of measurements.

Edit: JDaddy, you beat me to it.

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Re: Your largest wild/native trout?

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If I was trophy hunting and expecting to catch a monster, I might take a scale. I have one. I agree its a better measurement for the monsters.

But usually when I catch one I'm rather surprised about it. And I am not going to carry a scale all the time.

Posted on: 2011/1/25 11:29



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