Tiny Creeks, Huge Fish

#32
Great fish. I do understand the pride in catching a beast like that. But out of respect for all of us who enjoy the streams that are state has to offer please use more caution when posting pictures and reports about the waters in which you fish. They are only so great because the few who fish them keep quite about that.

That's not to take anything away from your fish, but many of us have spent time getting to know waters and have caught trophy trout.... But we are not gonna show the hoards of suckers on the Internet our prize. Why you ask... Because we would like to go back next year and not have to deal with a bunch of slap dicks chucking streamers with 4wts!

Congrats on the fish. But please use some caution when posting pictures and reports on a public forum.
 
#33
Great fish. I do understand the pride in catching a beast like that. But out of respect for all of us who enjoy the streams that are state has to offer please use more caution when posting pictures and reports about the waters in which you fish. They are only so great because the few who fish them keep quite about that.

That's not to take anything away from your fish, but many of us have spent time getting to know waters and have caught trophy trout.... But we are not gonna show the hoards of suckers on the Internet our prize. Why you ask... Because we would like to go back next year and not have to deal with a bunch of slap dicks chucking streamers with 4wts!

Congrats on the fish. But please use some caution when posting pictures and reports on a public forum.
Thanks. Yeah I don't think I should have ever posted this thread. I have been trying to find a way to delete it.
 
#36
Hard to catch spooky fish if you don't use light tippet ya know.
I like that you needed 6x tippet to catch these spooky fish but were able to land them from a camp chair in the middle of the stream. They seem very spooky.... Either way, great fish. I would have worked it closer to the shallows and snapped a pic and broke it off if I seriously couldn't land it. I've landed countless 20+ inch browns on my own, but then again I use appropriate gear for the fish I expect to be catching. Hint: You're probably fishing some seriously spooky fish if you need less than 3x flouro tippet.
 
#37
I like that you needed 6x tippet to catch these spooky fish but were able to land them from a camp chair in the middle of the stream. They seem very spooky.... Either way, great fish. I would have worked it closer to the shallows and snapped a pick and broke it off if I seriously couldn't land it. I've landed countless 20+ inch browns on my own, but then again I use appropriate gear for the fish I expect to be catching. Hint: You're probably fishing some seriously spooky fish if you need less than 3x flouro tippet.
I never expected to catch something that big.
 
#38
I never expected to catch something that big.
That's a legitimate point and it happens, but it kind of sounded like you were hawg hunting. Just trying to give some advice for future encounters. It was a nice fish, no doubt, and you got some cool shots of fish and the creek. I guess I just can't understand the rationale behind keeping a fish hooked for so long, no matter how bad you wanted a hero shot. It seems like a fish that is fine hanging out on a leash for an hour was played to the point of exhaustion and could have been tailed and released also.
 
#40
No respect for that fishery or the fish in it. Truly a shame.[/quot
No respect for that fishery or the fish in it. Truly a shame.
The fish was fine. I understand your concerns and I won't use such light gear now that I know how big the fish are. I don't want to hear any more bitching about that fish. Skip to the end of the video and you will see him swim away with ease.
 
#45
You thinking that fighting brown trout for an hour to allow one to take a hero shot is "great" tells me far more about you than any missed cardinal rules.

Your first reaction was clearly "hey, this is this Scooter guys first post. He obviously doesn't know anything. I'm gonna burn him."

So no need to backtrack at this point.

Keep it up jmara!!!! Always chasing the Great White Buffalo