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First 20+ inch trout!! (unofficially maybe?) Options
EddieRivard
#11 Posted : Wednesday, June 07, 2017 5:12:25 PM
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Location: New Brighton MN
Welcome to the club!! I renewed my membership to the 20 inch club last night with this fine specimen.



WI-fly
#12 Posted : Wednesday, June 07, 2017 5:42:15 PM
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Location: La Crosse, WI
Night bite Eddie? I was looking at the moon last night and had the itch to go chuck some mouse patterns.
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EddieRivard
#13 Posted : Wednesday, June 07, 2017 5:50:21 PM
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WI-fly wrote:
Night bite Eddie? I was looking at the moon last night and had the itch to go chuck some mouse patterns.


Yeah I caught it at 9:30 PM just as it was getting really dark out. This was caught on a simple olive bunny strip streamer with a conehead tied on a size 2 Daiichi 2461 hook. It doesn't get much simpler than that. I have also found that this pattern tied in Brown to be very effective on trophy trout. Trophy trout flies should be 3 inches long or about the same length as three quarters if you cannot afford a good ruler.

EddieRivard
#14 Posted : Wednesday, June 07, 2017 6:59:18 PM
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Location: New Brighton MN
WI_Fisher wrote:
So I was fishing the Kinni on Sunday evening and I caught this big brown trout. So here's the dificult part. I didn't have a tape measure to see how long it was but I did get a few pictures that helped.




Sorry to hijack your thread. I was wondering what fly you got yours to bite on? How were you fishing it? You should come to Troutstock 2017 and tell us about it in person. :)
stan b
#15 Posted : Wednesday, June 07, 2017 8:03:12 PM
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Joined: 11/29/2016
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Location: New Berlin, WI
I can't afford a "Good ruler," but I'm guessing that fish is only 19 quarters and a nickel long!Woot


Stan b
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Mark Dahlquist
#16 Posted : Wednesday, June 07, 2017 8:12:15 PM
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Joined: 2/27/2010
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Location: Minnesota
Nice fish! I also got one recently measuring 20.5." Turns out this is fish #100 that is 20"+ or longer since I started tracking and catching big trout back in 2008.

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WI_Fisher
#17 Posted : Thursday, June 08, 2017 12:35:32 AM
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Sorry to hijack your thread. I was wondering what fly you got yours to bite on? How were you fishing it? You should come to Troutstock 2017 and tell us about it in person. :)


I was using a size 14 zug bug dead drifting and the fish took it on the second cast. I think I need to learn to use streamers next and try some different streams this year. The Kinni is literally only a mile from where I live so that's usually my go-to stream.
s.t.fanatic
#18 Posted : Thursday, June 08, 2017 2:11:27 PM
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Joined: 3/24/2010
Posts: 619
Location: Altura
That fish is a 20" with out a doubt. Skinny as hell but 20" nonetheless. Congrats, the first one is by far the hardest to catch. They should start coming on more of a regular basis from here on out. Of course it will depend a bit on the water you fish.
Skimmer
#19 Posted : Friday, June 09, 2017 12:56:28 AM
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Location: WI
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Guillermo
#20 Posted : Friday, June 09, 2017 1:31:13 AM
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Joined: 6/26/2013
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Location: Wisconsin
Surely a 20. Skinny fish are easy to underestimate. I've had a brown I thought was maybe 18 and turned out to be just shy of 21.
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