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only a week left for brown trout fishing in the lakes this year. we did all right yesterday, leaving a bit early (they were really just turning on, but so was the rain...again! lol!).
i landed this 21" thanks to a big telescoping net that also floats. it was one of those fights that should have been on video. my buddy kayaking behind me had a great view as it hit, short run and an explosive leap into the air - it was awesome! he jumped a number of times but couldn`t escape the combination of a kayak, a great abu garcia rod and that telescopic net.

just as we were heading in, a much bigger brown leaped way way up, so we had to give it one more pass...lol


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only a week left for brown trout fishing in the lakes this year. we did all right yesterday, leaving a bit early (they were really just turning on, but so was the rain...again! lol!).
i landed this 21" thanks to a big telescoping net that also floats. it was one of those fights that should have been on video. my buddy kayaking behind me had a great view as it hit, short run and an explosive leap into the air - it was awesome! he jumped a number of times but couldn`t escape the combination of a kayak, a great abu garcia rod and that telescopic net.

just as we were heading in, a much bigger brown leaped way way up, so we had to give it one more pass...lol


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Very cool! Do you ever fly fish for these? I've never managed to catch a brown yet. I switch to salmon usually in June and the only browns I've heard of around Woodstock are in the Meduxnekeag in spring. I don't know if they stay in the river all season or move up into the lakes somehow.
 

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Wannafish i do fly fish for browns but not often enough. just as we were leaving the fly bite was on hard, but with the rain, we were done. this was caught on a rapala 4" smelt pattern with red hooks trolled fairly quickly. trolling flies for browns can be very productive - try a smelt or trout pattern.i was seeing what looked to be damsell flies and bees on the water...

i would try the river. browns have a tendancy to be right where they were in spring right now, which makes it easier to target them. they will also be just a ways deeper but the same general area. dusk and dawn will be the best bite, but i caught this one in late afternoon.
 

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Wannafish i do fly fish for browns but not often enough. just as we were leaving the fly bite was on hard, but with the rain, we were done. this was caught on a rapala 4" smelt pattern with red hooks trolled fairly quickly. trolling flies for browns can be very productive - try a smelt or trout pattern.i was seeing what looked to be damsell flies and bees on the water...

i would try the river. browns have a tendancy to be right where they were in spring right now, which makes it easier to target them. they will also be just a ways deeper but the same general area. dusk and dawn will be the best bite, but i caught this one in late afternoon.
Thanks for the tips!
 

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yup. the lakes in that group produce nice big browns.
 
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