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Old 09-22-2017, 01:56 PM   #1
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Luck ??

Targeting Large Mouth Bass towards the shore line when I heard I splash behind me towards the middle of the lake. Another splash and I tossed the rubber worm and hooked up. Assumed it was a decent bass but as it got closer to the boat realized it was a nice trout. (This particular lake to my knowledge is not known for much trout activity)

Guess is 16 - 18 inches and no clue on the weight. Landed on a 5'6" ultra-light spinning rod - 4 pound test and no net. Did my best at reviving and she/he swam away hopefully to live another day.

Curious what some folks would guess weight wise.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:23 PM   #2
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I'd guess 2-1/2 lbs
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:27 PM   #3
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That's a beauty! Congratulations! I need to toss my flybox in the trash and start chucking worms at them again.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:42 PM   #4
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Somewhere on this forum there's a picture of a guy periodically known to do just that.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:51 PM   #5
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Senko?
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:21 PM   #6
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Beautiful brookie!
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:24 PM   #7
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Congrats on a beautiful fish. What a nice surprise!
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:41 PM   #8
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Senko?
Yes on the senko - they are bass candy and the occasional brookie treat.
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:56 PM   #9
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Senko, yes, I unintentionally just caught a 16 in rainbow on one, targeting smallmouths.
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:10 PM   #10
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Somewhere on this forum there's a picture of a guy periodically known to do just that.
LOL!!!
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Luck ??

Targeting Large Mouth Bass towards the shore line when I heard I splash behind me towards the middle of the lake. Another splash and I tossed the rubber worm and hooked up. Assumed it was a decent bass but as it got closer to the boat realized it was a nice trout. (This particular lake to my knowledge is not known for much trout activity)

Guess is 16 - 18 inches and no clue on the weight. Landed on a 5'6" ultra-light spinning rod - 4 pound test and no net. Did my best at reviving and she/he swam away hopefully to live another day.

Curious what some folks would guess weight wise.
Fine fish, not surprised at all. There is a small pond that was transitioning to bass after an illegal stocking years ago where we used to fish fly rod poppers and for every 15 bass you'd get a brook trout, usually a nice one like yours. Big lakes that have both fish like Raquette and Forked are always possibilities for this. Thanks for releasing it, its big enough that nothing will mess with it and it'll be bigger next year.
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:32 AM   #12
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That's a nice brookie! Congrats
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