First Brook trout

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First Brook trout

Post by coaltrout » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:08 pm

A friend and I were able to hook and land out first wild brook trout.
With some simple research, we found a stream that exclusively supports brook trout.

While we had some hit and nibble at the jigs with 1 inch grubs, the few brookies we hooked came on very tiny 1/80th oz jigs with some black marabou.

After we checked out another wild trout stream for less than half an hour, where my bud scored a brownie and both of us a few chubs.

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Re: First Brook trout

Post by njcatchrelease » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:40 pm

Congrats on your 1st brookie!

Fishing those WTS are a ton of fun.
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Re: First Brook trout

Post by Troutman » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:04 pm

Niceeeee ;)
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Re: First Brook trout

Post by troutfishing4life » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:56 am

Looks great! i still remember my first wild brook trout

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Re: First Brook trout

Post by Twism86 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:25 pm

Congrats! Nothing a day of catching brookies!
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Re: First Brook trout

Post by NJpatbee » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:00 pm

Congratulations! I caught my first wild brookie over 50 years ago and I now spend the majority of my fishing time chasing them.

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Re: First Brook trout

Post by theBWproject » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:16 am

Nice fish! Please don't forget to pinch your barbs in the WTS.

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Re: First Brook trout

Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:34 pm

Great job and those fish all look fat and healthy as they should after a solid rain year. Many more!
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Re: First Brook trout

Post by lightenup » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:01 pm

Those are some beauties!!!

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Re: First Brook trout

Post by rollcast » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:57 pm

NJpatbee wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Congratulations! I caught my first wild brookie over 50 years ago and I now spend the majority of my fishing time chasing them.
40 years ago I spent a week in Vermont chasing brookies, my first trip up there. It carried through til now, I'm so infatuated with them. I still get a thrill when I hook one. My largest natural brookie in NJ was 14"!

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Re: First Brook trout

Post by coaltrout » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:21 pm

Thanks all.
theBWproject wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:16 am
Nice fish! Please don't forget to pinch your barbs in the WTS.
Yes I did.

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