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    Default Huge Brookie

    I didn't know Brook trout got this big :P

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    Default Re: Huge Brookie

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . Ive never caught a fish that big. Amazing thanks for the pic.

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    Hey Griff,

    Got any information on this catch. Wt,length,where caught?

    Did a little search and found this.
    (The largest brook trout on record, caught on Ontario's Nipigon River, weighed 14.5 pounds.) ...I believe it was in 1916!!!

    Very nice fish... DryFly1
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    I think it was caught up in Manitoba, I don't know anything else about it though.
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    Default Re: Huge Brookie

    Hey Griff,

    Got any information on this catch. *Wt,length,where caught?

    Did a little search and found this.
    (The largest brook trout on record, caught on Ontario's Nipigon River, weighed 14.5 pounds.) ...I believe it was in 1916!!!

    Very nice fish... * *DryFly1
    The next closest on any of the line class records is around 7 pounds, i know a guy who holds one of th records and he says that 14 pounder is actually a cross between a lake trout and a brook trout (it has a name), but no one can prove it now
    That might be what that guy is holding

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    tn hound,

    Did a little more investigating and found out there was a very heated debate about the authenticity of this catch. I believe that it was caught by a physician in 1916 and rumors flourished shortly after that it was "a fishing tale!" in regards to actual size. I quess we will never know for sure.
    "Great things are done when men and mountains meet." William Blake

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    Default Re: Huge Brookie

    I have been told, by a UP Michigan resident, that a strain of Brook Trout inhabit the waters of lake superior that are known as "Coasters". These fish, whether a true Brook Trout or a cross with lake trout, grow to quite large sizes in comaprison to all the Brookies I have caught in the UP. I have never caught one (Coaster) nor have I seen one.

    As has been stated, we will never know for sure. I just wish I was the guy in the picture holding it!

    regards, gary <*))))><

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    I actually caught this brookie high up on lynn camp prong. I then used photo shop to make it look like some old guy caught it in a lake from a boat. I didn't want everyone to know but I just couldn't take the lies anymore...
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    Here is a link to the actual story, it has just been confirmed as a Manitoba record.

    http://www.manitobaanglers.com/Forum...567.html#19567
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    Default Re: Huge Brookie

    What a pig! That fish must have weighed 12 lb. maybe more as thick as it is! What beautiful spawning colors as well!
    Thanks for the posting.

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