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Another scary looking brown...this one was 12-13" with a head that's way too big for the body size. Snakehead x brown trout hybrid? lol

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Published: 2012/2/27 8:29  Updated: 2012/2/27 8:29
Joined: 08/24/2008
From: Mount Joy, PA
Comments: 2390
 Re: yikes
Gonna grow up to be a big boy!
Published: 2012/2/27 9:22  Updated: 2012/2/27 9:22
Joined: 05/03/2011
From: Morgantown, PA
Comments: 2165
 Re: yikes
Another nice one PSU.

I was always under the impression that "big headed" trout were actually older fish. That is the body once likely matched the size of the head, but as the fish aged, it lost a small portion of its body mass, thus resulting in the "big headed" look. Have no clue if that's accurate or not I guess, but seems to make sense if the fish can't keep up with the caloric needs of its body size.

Who knows though...that fish certainly looks like a healthy adult fish. A lot of times the old big headers look kinda scraggly in other ways too. Maybe the head is the first thing to grow during a growth spurt too?
Published: 2012/2/27 10:13  Updated: 2012/2/27 10:13
Joined: 08/12/2009
From: chester county
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 Re: yikes
Yeah I was under that impression as well but it doesn't make sense with this fish given that the stream is a limestoner that has produced fish up to 19" for me...certainly enough food! You can't see it that easily in the pic but this fish does have a big scar toward the back of his head. Maybe that injury temporarily stopped the body from growing? idk.

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