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D Big Tuna
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4/15/11 8:58 AM CST
So I was looking at some stocking data from the DNR and they have yearling's listed at about 9 inches give or take? They really grow that fast or is that just a term .? I'm assuming ideal conditions, etc. can help them along.

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4/29/11 1:20 AM CST
Awesome post Greyghost! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

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4/17/11 11:29 AM CST
that may be true for a great lake trout being 9 in. in one year. i read that brown trout only live up to 5 years.

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4/16/11 12:53 PM CST
Greyghost, Way to funny . You made my day! Big Smile

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4/16/11 12:29 PM CST
There ar quite a few things that determine the growth rate of a fish. 1. Who caught it 2. Who was around when it was caught 3. Whether or not a camera was used to record the catch 4. Previous attempts of number 1 to tell about other trophy harvest 5. Distance from place fish was caught to first public watering hole In the absence of reliable witness of good character and sober presence I have seen trout grow 4 to 5 inches in a matter of hours. Without the need to say this but saying it anyway I have never been a party to such shoddy behavior. Wink

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4/16/11 8:03 AM CST
It depends. Steelhead spawn after what 3 yrs of age? Small stream brookies could be easily that old and only 9"

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4/15/11 2:56 PM CST
I do know for a fact the fish that get pellets for food grow very fast. So it might be possible for a yearling to reach nine inches.

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