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    Quote Originally Posted by jtre View Post
    possibly, however this lake isnt stocked nor is the creek that feeds into it, and a creek that connects to the feeder creek of this pond was stocked with browns this year.
    It's a holdover fish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtre View Post
    Yeah i guess youre right. I was 99 percent sure it was a brookie but guess I wanted to be sure. Never heard of lakers being caught in the pond I was fishing.
    I was 99% sure it was a turkey but after I pulled the trigger I discovered it wasn't...... It was a fish who cares nobodys life ended because of it. good job glad it tasted good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussA View Post
    It's a holdover fish...
    A holdover trout is a stocked trout that has survived at least one summer in the stream/river/pond/lake it was stocked into. Since this stream and pond are not stocked with brook trout and because it has perfect fins, it would be a wild fish and not a holdover.

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    I thought Brooke trout had red/or pink dots on the scales. I caught 3 up in NH native ones. Hey good catch anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkrod View Post
    I thought Brooke trout had red/or pink dots on the scales. I caught 3 up in NH native ones. Hey good catch anyway.
    Unique to brook trout are blue halos around a small, red spot which that fish has. Here are two close ups of a brookie so you can see what I mean.

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    My question is did you bait him? fair chase? low fence? enjoy your fish dinner!
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    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.
    Now THAT is a fishing experience you will never forget !
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