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Trophy Brooke trout

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9/4/21 @ 9:25 PM
User since 10/31/15

What is the length you would say is a trophy. Please don’t add 2 inches, I need to make a decision

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1/17/23 @ 10:27 AM
User since 11/26/01

Kept the fish-it was in a stocked pond-so no chance of reproducing.  And, summer temperatures warm enough probably wouldn't survive through the summer.  Breeder fish from a hatchery that they put in this year.  SE Minnesota

1/16/23 @ 9:32 PM
User since 4/13/22

 Nice catch ifb  !! Released??  A few years ago I caught a 23” , 4lb brook trout on a Lake Michigan tributary while chasing some migratory rainbows. These Great Lake Brookies that run larger than inland fish are called Coasters . A splake will have a forked tail  where as a Coaster /Brook would have a straight tail , otherwise very similar. I would say an inland 15 “ is a trophy in WI.

1/16/23 @ 2:46 PM
User since 11/26/01

Not fly fishing-but this 17 inch I think counts.  Was a stocked lake-so streams I would set the mark at 12 inches often.  Tributary to Great Lakes, 16

1/16/23 @ 12:00 PM
User since 1/10/21

About 1977/78 I was fishing at what is known as Sheboygan North Point, a reef that projects into the lake. It's a spawning area for Browns and Brookies on Lake Michigan. Watched a guy land a pretty good fish while casting a blue/chrome Cleo. This fish was a tad over 8#. It wasn't until the fish died on the guys stringer that the colors started to come out and everyone realized it was a Brook Trout...a monster. He ran it up to Trilling Hardware and they weighed the fish on an official scale. They entered the fish in the annual Field & Stream contest and I believe it won.

1/13/23 @ 3:15 PM
User since 5/11/20

It really depends where you live. If you're fishing smaller creeks in NY, Michigan or maybe Wisconsin, a 14-inch brook trout is a really good fish. If you're in eastern Quebec or anywhere in Atlantic Canada where you can find sea-run brookies, you don't even bother taking a picture of anything under 20 inches. 

5/4/22 @ 11:07 AM
Flyrod Man
User since 8/13/09

15 inches

10/24/21 @ 1:13 PM
User since 7/3/01

This week, I caught a 22 inch brook trout in Lake Superior while splake fishing.   The old fisherman next to me identified it as a brook, not as a splake.

Being colorblind has its setbacks.

I could have caught my limit of brook and splake for 2 days.   But I set my own limit of a total of 3 fish.   I know some will criticize my decision, but the last 2 fishing trips to Lake Superior resulted in no harvest at all.

No, I will not share where the secret spot is at.

It was not caught on a fly, so this might not be the perfect place for this post.

10/23/21 @ 11:29 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 12/28/06

It depends on were your fishing and how often your able to get out.

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