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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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wgmiller
Published: 2012/2/27 8:29  Updated: 2012/2/27 8:29
Joined: 08/24/2008
From: Mount Joy, PA
Comments: 2222
 Re: yikes
Gonna grow up to be a big boy!
Swattie87
Published: 2012/2/27 9:22  Updated: 2012/2/27 9:22
Joined: 05/03/2011
From: South Lebanon Township, PA
Comments: 1943
 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?
PSUFishMenace
Published: 2012/2/27 10:13  Updated: 2012/2/27 10:13
Joined: 08/12/2009
From: chester county
Comments: 1040
 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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