Pa brown coughs up its last meal...

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NJAngler
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Pa brown coughs up its last meal...

Post by NJAngler » Mon May 11, 2020 3:03 pm

Hit a poconos stream earlier on Sunday. Nailed a few nice browns including the very brown brown below. While fighting it, it regurgitated its last meal - a 6" brown trout. So maybe add a 6" trout colored rapala to my repertoire?
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Re: Pa brown coughs up its last meal...

Post by martalus » Mon May 11, 2020 4:43 pm

I have seen videos of guys fishing the White River system of Arkansas for bruiser browns-they often use what I think of as bass style jerk baits to catch those browns. So yeah-a six inch rapala might do the trick for the bigger PA browns too! One of the first thing that I learned about larger brown trout is that they WILL cannibalize other brown trout. I don't know if this is more true for browns than other species or not, but it was certainly the case for the one you caught!

Check out from minute 4 for the jerkbaits for big brownies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6ryEXi0CTw

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Re: Pa brown coughs up its last meal...

Post by Fishybig » Mon May 11, 2020 6:20 pm

I liked when they used the skulpins !!! And pulled there pants down!!!😂

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Re: Pa brown coughs up its last meal...

Post by Twism86 » Tue May 12, 2020 8:12 am

I have pickerel do this to me pretty often, never a trout though! I wonder how long since he ate that other brown? Its still identifiable but probably wouldnt have been for much longer.
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Re: Pa brown coughs up its last meal...

Post by NJAngler » Tue May 12, 2020 2:45 pm

Funny thing is the stream is full of food. If you lift any rock, there are dozens of Epeorus mayflies, Stenoma maylfies and lots of caddis. I guess he wanted fish for dinner!

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Re: Pa brown coughs up its last meal...

Post by Dave B. » Fri May 29, 2020 2:24 am

Not at all surprising. A few years ago I watched a big brown in the big pool at the bottom of the upper glen nab an approx 8-9 inch rainbow and casually swim around with it in his mouth until it was dead and then turn it to swallow it head first. Took about 15-20 minutes for the whole process, very interesting to watch especially considering the brown was only about 18-20 inches itself.

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