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Old 08-04-2010, 09:42 AM
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Default Re: What Do You Consider A "Trophy" Sized Trout?

On my home water, the Lower Yuba, 14" to 20" resident trout are common. A 21" to 23" trout can be found, too. But for Homie to be a trophy, it has to be 24" or more.

The Lower Yuba gets its seasonal runs of Steelhead. A 20" to 24" fish seems to be the norm. For a trophy, Bubba needs to be at least 28".

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I did a survey this year, asking guide friends, how big is the biggest trout in the Truckee?
The guess, (because no one catches the biggest fish) is 30-32".
24"-26" are fairly common. So MP called it for this area, 28"+.
Difficulty in landing a fish factors in for me, not just size.
It's the size of the game in the fish, not the size of the fish in the game.
It really is relative to the size of the water. A 10" Brookie or Golden, in a creek you can step across, is a trophy.
Personally, I feel they are all trophies, and they all go free.

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kglissmeyer1, that's a beauty! Thanks for sharing the picture.
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In the small water I fish this right here is considered a trophy fish. I caught her just last weekend.

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Ditto, boreal! I'm still laughing

I tend to agree with Sasha in most cases. We fish a spring creek that produces consistent 20-inch browns, so our "trophy" standard is 24-inches. We also fish a high desert spring creek that only produces 'native' rainbows and brookies and I feel that anything we catch over 8-inches to be a 'trophy'. At the same time, these fish are some of the most colorful I've ever seen, anywhere.

Here is an example of one 'trophy' we caught and released:
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Amazing the color and the spots on such a small fish - a true trophy.

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cute fish, i like it
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What do I consider a trophy trout?

My last trout, of course.
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Down here in southern Colorado we are close enough to the Animas and San Juan to consider a trophy fish 24"+ I suppose. Although I believe one little cutt. caught in a rainstorm after a 5 mile hike and being skunked all day is probably more cherished to me.

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Bigfly, that's a wonderful catch

For me a trophy-size trout would be anything over 20"

I've caught a few of those in my days, but now the places where I fish only have smaller ones.

I'll be heading over to Montenegro in a few days and I've heard they have great trout there. Hopefully I'll come back with a photo of a trophy fish.
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Bigfly, that's a wonderful catch

For me a trophy-size trout would be anything over 20"

I've caught a few of those in my days, but now the places where I fish only have smaller ones.

I'll be heading over to Montenegro in a few days and I've heard they have great trout there. Hopefully I'll come back with a photo of a trophy fish.
yup, looking forward to your nice photo
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