I thought Brooke trout had red/or pink dots on the scales. I caught 3 up in NH native ones. Hey good catch anyway.
My question is did you bait him? fair chase? low fence? enjoy your fish dinner!
Now THAT is a fishing experience you will never forget !I caught a 23.5" brookie in upper st regis pond in the adirondacks in the late 70's. Paddling across the lake in a canoe with my buddy, i decided to troll a jointed rapala on a 3 way. Big fish so assumed pike & when i got it alongside and said brookie , my buddy leaned over to look & canoe flipped. Grabbed that fish & my pole and started swimming. Everyone said it was the biggest brookie they ever saw.
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