Joined: 06 Mar 2004 Posts: 26 Location: Portland, Oregon
Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:20 pm Post subject:
Wow! That's one fine looking giant of a brown trout. Big congrats on a major personal best. I enjoy all of your stories and this one is a dandy, for sure. Thanks for sharing the thrill and good luck on your quest for more giant trout. You are the MAN!!!
Joined: 27 Dec 2005 Posts: 348 Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:09 am Post subject:
Great fish, Weez!
Yes, I guess I'm part of your "following"!
You know, guys, Allan brings up an interesting point. Been a bunch of good fish taken recently. Krmp got a real beauty, Ron Lane, Steve Keene, and now this guy by Weez... There might be something going on this year. Heavy winter, slow ice off... We all should get out there and start working hard for the next big Brown! _________________ Mark-O
Brown Trout-Aholics Anonymous
Joined: 14 Jan 2004 Posts: 50 Location: san jose ca
Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:51 pm Post subject:
I don't know you personally but of cousre I like to read all your interesting stories and articles,over the years. Really like your big brown.... but your facical expression shows it all..... relief, satisfation and gratitude all mixed all mixed into one! Congratulations on your first... there will be many more to come.
Joined: 04 Jan 2004 Posts: 223 Location: South Lake Tahoe
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:44 am Post subject:
Thanks for all the kind words guys. I've been fishing for big trout and char on Tahoe for a long time, but I still feel like I learn a little more each season. Funny thing, what often happens to me when fishing for big browns here, is that I catch big mackinaw instead (the lures I use are too large, a friend tells me).
So this time, I pretty much figured with an 8 inch AC Plug, trolling areas near where Nevada Department of Wildlife recently stocked thousands of little rainbows, I was fishing for mackinaw. Just like the stripers down in Allan's neck of the woods, big lake trout hear the dinner bell when the hatchery truck backs down the boat ramp.
Well what do you know, I set out fishing for big mackinaw, and found that if they're big enough, browns will come in and eat the hatchery rainbows as well. My big hen had the digested remains of an 8 to 10 inch fish in her belly when I cleaned her. _________________
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