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NBrevitz
#1 Posted : Thursday, June 08, 2017 3:51:57 PM
Rank: Super Fly


Joined: 3/17/2013
Posts: 1,132
Location: Lake Elmo, Mn
Don't have the time for a full write up, but managed to find and catch two huge wild Brook Trout yesterday on a system well SE of my usual haunts, but well worth the drive. They measured 16 and 18", I am beyond stoked. The 18 fought like a Steelhead. Both came midday from very deep pools on a remote section of creek I obtained permission on. #15 Panther Martin on both, I was trophy gunning and it worked out well
Here's the 16


And here is Big Mama. This big girl tangled me up in a root wad, took some drag, and was an all around pest to land, took about 5 minutes and I'm rocking 8 lb fluorocarbon these days.





The festivities are off to a great start...
"I fish because I love to: Because only in the woods can I find solitude without loneliness."
EddieRivard
#2 Posted : Thursday, June 08, 2017 4:00:08 PM
Rank: Dragon Fly


Joined: 7/27/2012
Posts: 1,123
Location: New Brighton MN
Simply amazing!!! You've spent a long time hunting for fish like that. Couldn't happen to a better guy. ThumpUp
Gurth
#3 Posted : Thursday, June 08, 2017 4:13:21 PM
Rank: May Fly


Joined: 11/8/2016
Posts: 419
Location: Madison
Dang!

Nice job.
Your mother had a tongue like a trout!
William Schlafer
#4 Posted : Thursday, June 08, 2017 4:15:06 PM
Rank: Super Fly


Joined: 7/25/2011
Posts: 2,726
Location: Sussex Wisconsin
Those are some special Brookies for sure. The big ones fight like Lions, don't they? Well done.


-Bill
“You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time in the office." -- Brian Trautman, Captain SV Delos
SenatorGrimmshaw
#5 Posted : Thursday, June 08, 2017 4:35:54 PM
Rank: Midge


Joined: 6/27/2014
Posts: 35
Location: Wauwatosa, WI
Good god, man... Those are some awesome fish. Nice work!
shebs
#6 Posted : Thursday, June 08, 2017 5:30:26 PM
Rank: Stone Fly


Joined: 5/13/2014
Posts: 754
Location: Mpls
I knew my PB couldn't be better than yours for very long ThumpUp
A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work. ~Author Unknown
Modern Translation, with respect for the Notorious B.I.G. : "Fuck Money, Get Fishes"
rschmidt
#7 Posted : Thursday, June 08, 2017 6:41:38 PM
Rank: May Fly


Joined: 1/16/2015
Posts: 330
Location: West WI
Good work Nick, you are keeping the passion live and well. hahaha

R
mmalyuk
#8 Posted : Thursday, June 08, 2017 6:53:04 PM
Rank: Dragon Fly


Joined: 4/25/2010
Posts: 332
Location: western wisconsin
Very nice!!
MikeJuran
#9 Posted : Thursday, June 08, 2017 8:00:11 PM
Rank: Dragon Fly


Joined: 2/13/2012
Posts: 1,016
Location: Chaseburg, WI
Just 'wow' Nick, just 'wow' ....
Fly Me A River
vmthtr in Green Bay
#10 Posted : Thursday, June 08, 2017 9:11:14 PM
Rank: Dragon Fly


Joined: 3/7/2012
Posts: 391
Location: Green Bay WI
Holy Crap those are monsters
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